Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii

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Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii
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Caitlyn Grant
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Thu 31 Oct 2019, 10:52 AM
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Western Suburbs Magpies prop Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu will be running off the interchange bench in his international Test debut for Fiji as they take on Samoa this Saturday.

Having featured for the Fiji Prime Minister’s XIII against Australia earlier this year for his representative debut, the 20-year-old will now make his full Test debut for the Bati — becoming the third Wests Tigers player to appear for Fiji.

The call up for the Campbelltown junior follows his consistent performances for Brett Hodgson’s Canterbury Cup side this season. In 13 matches, Ratuvakacereivalu scored three tries and proved a constant threat with the ball in hand — racking up over 400 post-contact metres despite missing a large portion due to injury.

Ratuvakacereivalu will be facing Wests Tigers and Samoan representative Michael Chee Kam, who will be making his third appearance for the Pacific nation.

Samoa and Fiji will kick-off at 12:20pm AEDT from Eden Park as part of an international triple-header on the day that will also see New Zealand take on Great Britain (3:00pm AEDT) and Australia face Tonga (5:40pm AEDT).

Congrats ratu, enjoy yourself and rip in

Good luck commentators

Damn how would you pronounce that last name?

Side note: I haven’t seen him play, how’s he go?

@WswWt said in Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii:

Damn how would you pronounce that last name?

Side note: I haven’t seen him play, how’s he go?

Love to hear Rabs trying to call that one 😂

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@WswWt said in Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii:

Damn how would you pronounce that last name?

Side note: I haven’t seen him play, how’s he go?

In 13 matches, Ratuvakacereivalu scored three tries and proved a constant threat with the ball in hand — racking up over 400 post-contact metres despite missing a large portion due to injury

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Fiji never have an issue with PCM though ahah. Nice sounds good!

@WswWt Ratu, is a no nonsense front rower , takes it up hard front on, always seems to get over the advantage. Good defender. Really only question would be how many minutes he could play, would not look out of place off the bench in FG

@WswWt said in Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii:

Damn how would you pronounce that last name?

Side note: I haven’t seen him play, how’s he go?

We survived the Seumanufagai era, we’ve got this!

@Yossarian said in Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii:

@WswWt said in Ratuvakacereivalu to make international debut for Fijii:

Damn how would you pronounce that last name?

Side note: I haven’t seen him play, how’s he go?

We survived the Seumanufagai era, we’ve got this!

Wat about the semi ridge ridge ridge era

A whole arvo of the Kiwi commentary team could be tough. Looking forward to seeing all our players having a crack today. Rip in Ratu!

Could certainly replace Musgrove in our 30. Big, strong running prop, cam offload, defends ok. His injury last year was really unfortunate timing