Time­out For Waqaniburo­tu

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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.”

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

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.

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