Five Silktails Players Called in to Sydney Roosters Squads Over The Weekend

This past weekend proved to be a busy one for the Kaiviti Silktails, as five (5) players were called in to play for the Sydney Roosters – three (3) in a Development Game, and two (2) in the Jersey Flegg Cup.

Silktails Players Iobe Taukeisalili, Tomasi Seru and Simione Cakauniqio all played for the Sydney Roosters in a Development Match on Saturday against the Paramatta Eels at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta.

Hooker Iobe Taukeisalili made his long-awaited return to Rugby League after spending the year rehabilitating from shoulder surgery as a result of an injury sustained during pre-season with the Roosters – playing a solid 40 minutes as hooker.

Simione Cakau was a handful at right centre, scoring an impressive solo effort try from 40m out.

This game also marked Silktails Rookie Tomasi Seru’s first match in the famous Roosters tricolours, where he started the match at Fullback – pulling off an amazing try saver on the goal line. He finished the match at left centre, carrying the ball and strongly defending all night.

The team was coached by former Fiji Bati Coach Arthur Kitinas, who was happy with his team’s performance – particularly with their willingness to compete on every play right until the end.

Silktails Players Watisoni Waqanisaravi and Sirilo Lovokuro were both called in to the Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg Round 23 Squad on Sunday.

This game marked Sirilo Lovokuro’s Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg debut, where he helped the U/21’s team to a 16 – 8 win over the Manly Sea Eagles at Wentworth Park, Glebe.

After being called into the 17-man squad by Head Coach Dean Feeney, the man better known as ‘Siri’ joined fellow Silktails teammate Watisoni Waqanisaravi as the table topping Roosters edge closer to clinching the Minor Premiership for the second straight season.

Coach Dean Feeney was happy with his team’s performance in what was a tough battle, including Lovokuro’s contribution after only joining the squad this week.

“We needed a middle that would give us good minutes from the bench and that’s why we went with Siri. He played three consecutive 80-minute performances at the back end of the season for the Silktails, and today he came on and gave us a big stint when we needed it,” said Feeney.

The Roosters u/21’s team have a bye next week and are on the verge of claiming a second straight minor premiership.

Silktails Player Meli Nasau will be available for selection in the final 2 rounds following recovery from a high ankle sprain sustained in Round 17 of the Ron Massey Cup for the Silktails.

Congratulations to all our Silktails boys on a successful weekend with the Roosters!