Timeout For Waqaniburotu
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee has omitted captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu in his 23 match squad to play Canada tomorrow. Ben Volacvola will start from the bench allowing Josh Matavesi to call the shots from No.10. Veteran Leone Nakarawa wil make his debut as captain in the
second round of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tomorrow “Waqaniburotu has come off big season and has been playing a lot of game time in the first three games so he gets a rest and Nakarawa will take over,”McKee said.
“It’s great to see Semi Radradra returning on the midfield since the game in Paris against France last November where he was very influential. “This match will also see him renewing his partnership with Jale Vatubua,”’ McKee said. McKee also commended wingers Eroni Sau and Josua Tuisova.
“We know Sau will unleash extra firepower after two weeks of regeneration programme.
“We know he’s raring to go together with Tuisova.”
From left: Canada captain Tyler Ardron and his Fiji Airways Flying Fijians counterpart Leone Nakarawa during the captain’s photo shoot at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on August 1, 2019.