Eels duo named in Fiji squad

Parramatta Eels winger Maika Sivo and back rower Salesi Fainga’a have been named in the Fiji squad to clash with Lebanon on Saturday 22 June in the 2019 Ox & Palm Pacific Test Invitational at Leichhardt Oval.

Sivo and Fainga’a have been named in the 18 man squad alongside several other NRL players including Suliasi Vunivalu, Mikaele Ravalawa, Tui Kamikamica, Viliame Kikau, Jason Bukuya and Korbin Sims.

The Lebanon v Fiji clash is part of a triple header at Leichhardt Oval with the inaugural women’s match between the Papua New Guinea Orchids and Fiji Bulikula along with the Samoa v Papua New Guinea clash on the same day.

The women’s match will be broadcast live across NRL digital platforms plus Kayo Sports and the two men’s matches will be broadcast nationally across the Nine Network, Fox Sports and NRL Live Pass, as well as Sky NZ in New Zealand.


Pacific Test Invitational 
3:30pm                Gates Open
3:40pm                Fiji v Papua New Guinea (Women’s)
5:40pm                Fiji v Lebanon
7:55pm                Samoa v Papua New Guinea 

Fiji squad

Marcelo Montoya (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Suliasi Vunivalu (Melbourne Storm)
Isaac Lumelume (Cronulla Sharks)
Mikaele Ravalawa (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Maika Sivo (Parramatta Eels)
Siti Moceidreke (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
Brandon Wakeham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Tui Kamikamica (Melbourne Storm)
Joe Lovodua (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Junior Roqica (Central Newcastle Butcher Boys)
Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)
Ta'ane Milne (Warriors)
Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)
D'Rhys Miller (Wentworthville Magpies)
Salesi Fainga (Parramatta Eels)
Korbin Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Penioni Tagituimua (Nadera Panthers)
Ratu Nanovo (Penrith Panthers)

Tickets to the representative weekend’s most colourful and culturally diverse event are on sale now via nrl.com/tickets and available for as little as $10 for an adult and $5 for kids.