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Fiji announce squad to face England

09 November 2012

  • Fiji announce squad against England
  • Team will feature a number of Aviva Premiership players
Goneva will start against England

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Leicester Tigers’ Vereneki Goneva and Exeter Chief’s Sireli Naqelevuki will team up in the centres for Fiji tomorrow against England at Twickenham.

Fellow Aviva Premiership star Akapusi Qera (Gloucester) will start at no.8 and will be looking to continue his strong form of recent. Llanelli Scarlets prop Deacon Manu has been named as captain.

Watisoni Votu, whose move to Exeter has been delayed over visa issues, starts on the left wing with Samu Wara, from Super Rugby’s Western Force across from him on the right.

Worcester duo Josh Matavesi and Ravai Fatiaki will start on the bench.

Fiji:15 Simeli Koniferedi; 14 Samu Wara; 13 Vereniki Goneva; 12 Sireli Naqelevuki; 11 Watisoni Votul; 10 Metuisela Talebula; 9 Nicola Matawalu; 1 Ratu Makutu; 2 Viliame Veikoso; 3 Deacon Manu; 4 Leone Nakawara; 5 Apisolame Ratuniyarawa; 6 Api Naikatani; 7 Malaki Ravulo; 8 Akapusi Qera

Replacements: 16 Seremaia Naureure; 17 Setafano Samoca; 18 Manasa Saulo; 19 Sekonaia Kalou; 20 Iliesa Ratuva; 21 Kelemedi Bola; 22 Josh Matavesi; 23 Ravai Fatiaki