competition overview

The Bunnings National Provincial Championship (NPC) is New Zealand’s premier Provincial competition. It is contested between 14 teams split into two conferences. 29 players either Fiji born or with Fijian heritage were confirmed in the initial Squad lists. This page is dedicated to those players and their progress throughout the season.

Most Games

Soane Vikena

games

0

Position

hk
Soane Vikena
3
Salesi Rayasi
3
Manasa Mataele
2
Isoa Nasilasila
2
Viliame Rarasea
2

Most Tries

Jona Nareki

Tries

0

games

2
Jona Nareki
2
Emoni Narawa
2
Jone Macilai-Tori
1
Zuriel Togiatama
1
Chay Fihaki
1

Strike Rate

Emoni Narawa

Tries

2

games

2

strike

100
Emoni Narawa
100
%
Jona Nareki
100
%
Jone Macilai-Tori
100
%
Zuriel Togiatama
50
%
Timoci Tavatavanawai
50
%
All-Blacks back in NPC

The All-Blacks have released several players back into the NPC including Hoskins Sotutu who will start at number 8 for Counties. See all selections here

Player of the week

Round 2. Emoni Narawa was named our player of the week for week 32. He ran for a match high 133 metres, scored a try, beat 8 defenders and made 3 clean breaks for Bay of Plenty who beat Taranaki 46-6.

Injury scare

Round 2. Jona Nareki left the field in the 15th minute with what looks like a lower leg injury in Otago's 25-19 win over Tasman. He already managed 44 metres, 1 clean break and 5 defenders beaten.

First for the season

Round 2. Timoci Tavatavanawai scored his first for the season in Tasman's 19-25 loss to Otago.
He also beat 7 defenders in the match.

Tamani return

Round 2. Rupeni Tamani has been named on the bench Otago for his first appearance since leaving Waikato. Otago will play Tasman in a blockbuster.

Cirikidaveta Returns

Round 2. Fijian Drua back rower Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta has been named to start at lock for Tasman against Otago. It will be his first match this season.

Sam Wye debut

Round 1. Sam Wye made his NPC debut for Auckland in their mid-week match against Manawatu. He came off the bench.

Soane Vikena

Jone Macilai-Tori

Isaia Walker-Leawere

Mosese Dawai

Ropate Rinakama

Veveni Lasaqa

Viliame Rarasea

Zuriel Togiatama

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