Powerful Flying Fijian Side Named

Powerful Flying Fijian Side Named

Head Coach Vern Cotter has named an exciting and powerful Flying Fijians run on team for the final Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia on Sunday.

After the pool matches against France, Italy and Scotland were called off due to the Flying Fijians team being hit with COVID-19 and being in quarantine, Cotter said they are fortunate to be playing their final match in the ANC.

Cotter said the Flying Fijians have a lot at stake as they will throw their all and show the World, they’re part of ANC for a reason.

He added “We are stronger, we missed 10 days but when we look at each other now, you can see the message passing in everybody’s eyes that we have been through something difficult and the health of our players was paramount from the start.

Nine players will earn their first cap for the Flying Fijians. Flank-ers Johnny Dyer and Mesulame Kunavula together with Lock Temo Mayanavanua have been named in the starting line-up while Tevita Ikanivere, Haereiti Hatet, Samuela Tawake, Chris Minimbi, Manueli Ratuniyarawa and Simione Kuruvoli have been named on the bench.

He has maintained the halves combination of Frank Lomani and Ben Volavola and Nemani Nadolo returns on the left wing and will be assisting Volavola with the kicking.

Powerful Josua Tuisova will be on the right wing while Semi Ra-dradra and Levani Botia will control the midfield and full-back Kini Murimurivalu will guide the team from the back.

Cotter said “We have a very established backline who have played together for many tests and I expect them to be lethal if given quality possession”

Semi Radradra has been named the captain of the side.

Cotter said the Flying Fijians have a lot at stake as they will throw their all and show the World, they’re part of ANC for a reason.

“We know Georgia is tough and they have been playing plus improving because they are part of good competition.

They played well against Ireland recently so the battle will start upfront.

We are aware of that and the first challenge is to be very attentive and work hard to become effective and then of course once we do that, we need to find space and we need to have Semi Radradra, Nemani Nadolo and Josua Tuisova with ball in hand and a little bit of room.

If we can do that than our game will be the game, we want” said Cotter.

Flying Fijians V Georgia

1. Peni Ravai

2. Samuel Matavesi

3. Mesake Doge

4. Tevita Ratuva

5. Temo Mayanavanu

6. Johnny Dyer

7. Mesulame Kunavula

8. Albert Tuisue

9. Frank Lomani

10. Ben Volavola

11. Nemani Nadolo

12. Levani Botia

13. Semi Radradra (c)

14. Josua Tuisova

15. Kini Murimurivalu


16. Tevita Ikanivere

17. Haereiti Hetet

18. Samuela Tawake

19. Chris Minimbi

20. Manueli Ratuniyarawa

21. Simione Kuruvoli

22. Seru Vularika

23. Waisea Nayacalevu

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