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Fiji Name Team To Play England In World Cup Opener

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Fiji have announced their team to take on England in the World Cup’s opening game.

Fiji coach, John McKee, has unveiled his team to play England on Friday. The explosive Nemani Nadolo has been named amongst a free running back three that also includes Waisea Nayacalevu and Metuisela Talebula.

Elsewhere energetic scrum half Nikola Matawalu is joined by Ben Volavola at half back, with the offloading Leone Nakarawa partners Apisalome Ratuniyarawa in the second row.

McKee told reporters at the announcement that he was ‘very pleased to be able to announce a very strong line-up for the opening match o the Rugby World Cup’.

Having won the Pacific Nations Cup this summer, the coach added, ‘Our players have trained and played well throughout our preparation and must now step up to the high level and intensity we expect on Friday evening and throughout our Pool Matches’.

All eyes will now be on Twickenham with many neutrals hopeful of an upset.

  1. Campese Ma’afu
  2. Sunia Koto
  3. Manasa Saulo
  4. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
  5. Leone Nakarawa
  6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  7. Akapusi Qera (Captain)
  8. Sakiusa Masi Matadigo
  9. Nikola Matawalu
  10. Ben Volavola
  11. Nemani Nadolo
  12. Gabiriele Lovobalavu
  13. Vereniki Goneva
  14. Waisea Nayacalevu
  15. Metuisela Talebula
  16. Tuapati Talemaitoga
  17. Peni Ravai
  18. Isei Colati
  19. Tevita Cavubati
  20. Peceli Yato
  21. Nemia Kenatale
  22. Joshua Matavesi
  23. Aseli Tikoirotuma

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena




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