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Fiji announce team to face England at Twickenham

An experienced side has been named by Fiji head coach John McKee to face an England team currently second in the World Rugby rankings table. Joining the Fiji first XV to face Eddie Jones’ formidable-looking outfit at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday are Peceli Yato and Josh Matavesi. The Barbarians scored six tries to beat Fiji […]

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November 18, 2016 7:38 am

An experienced side has been named by Fiji head coach John McKee to face an England team currently second in the World Rugby rankings table.

Joining the Fiji first XV to face Eddie Jones’ formidable-looking outfit at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday are Peceli Yato and Josh Matavesi.

The Barbarians scored six tries to beat Fiji 40-7 in poor weather conditions at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast last Friday and McKee has now dusted himself down to pick his team ahead of Old Mutual Wealth Series game against England.

MCKEE: “There has been a real focus and intensity in training this week as we have prepared for the England match. For the team,t has been about understanding and clarity around the game plan and executing under pressure. I have seen that happening each day and that gives us confidence that we can impose our game on Saturday.”

The Fijian 23 to face England this weekend:

  1. Campese Maafu
  2. Sunia Koto Vuli
  3. Manaia Saulo
  4. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
  5. Leone Nakarawa
  6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  7. Peceli Yato
  8. Akapusi Qera (captain)
  9. Seru Vularika
  10. Josh Matavesi
  11. Nemani Nadolo
  12. Albert Vulivuli
  13. Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  14. Benito Masilevu
  15. Metuisela Talebula.
  16.  Tuapati Talemaitoga
  17. Peni Ravai
  18. Leeroy Atalifo
  19. Nemia Soqeta
  20. Naulia Dawai
  21. Eremasi Radrodro
  22.  Nikola Matawalu
  23. Kini Murimurivalu

Source: The Daily Mail.

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