By Richard Cowley, Date: 20/10/13
Fiji Bati have warmed up in style ahead of their opening world cup match against Ireland by running riot against Championship 1 side Rochdale Hornets 0-78.
The warm-up match provided a much welcomed hit-out for the Bati at their home away from home Rochdale. The Fiji Bati used the match to work on player combinations and will be feeling quietly confident going into their opening world cup match in Rochdale on Monday the 28th of October.
Kevin Naiqama was devastating at fullback and won man of the match while Corbin Sims scored three tries in the first 15 minutes of the first half.
Coach Rick Stone now has his work cut out selecting the best 17 for the opening world cup match.
Rochdale Hornets: Wayne English, Gaz Langley, Danny Davies, Andy Ball, Benji Lloyd, Chris Hough, Jonny Leather, John Cookson, Alex McKlurg, Adam Bowman, Alex Trumper, Matthew Crow, Dayne Donogue
Interchanges: Gareth Frodsham, Ryan Brown, Matt Cooper, Liam Thomas, Scott Turner, Tony Stewart
Fiji Bati: Kevin Naiqama, Marika Koroibete, Sisa Waqa, Wes Naiqama, Akuila Uate, Alipate Noilea, Aaron Groom, Ashton Sims, James Storer, Petero Civoniceva, Tariq Sims, Jason Bukuya, Korbin Sims
Interchanges: Darryl Millard, Semi Radradra, Ilisavani Jeqesa, Ryan Millard, Kaliova Nauqe, Vitale Roqica, Apisai Koroisau, Kane Evans, Peni Botiki, Tikiko Noke