Simon Raiwalui trims Flying Fijians squad

A few players have failed to make the cut for the Fiji Water Flying Fijians that’ll prepare for the Pacific Nations Cup and Rugby World Cup.

Head Coach Simon Raiwalui has finalized his 39-member extended squad which marches into camp in Taveuni on Saturday.

Out of the 45 players named in the wider group a fortnight ago, Raiwalui has reduced the squad to 39 after all club commitments were finished.

Prop Jone Koroiduadua, Setareki Tuicuvu, Adrea Cocagi and Mesulame Dolokoto have been dropped while Haereiti Hetet and Joseva Tamani are still recovering from injury, and will be managed from outside the group by the medical staff.

Raiwalui says there were a few injury concerns and this has been reflected in the selection of the squad.

The final 33-member World Cup squad will be announced on August 8th in a special ceremony in Nadi.


July Test Series Fixtures:

Saturday 22nd July, Churchill Park, Lautoka:
12pm: Fiji Water Flying Fijians VS Tonga


Saturday 29th July, Apia Park, Apia:

12pm: Samoa VS Fiji Water Flying Fijians

Saturday 5th August, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
10.15pm: Japan VS Fiji Water Flying Fijians


Pre-World Cup Warm-Up Matches:

Sunday 20th August, Stade de la Beaujoire, France:

7:05am: France VS Fiji Water Flying Fijians


Sunday 27th August, Twickenham Stadium, England

2:15am: England VS Fiji Water Flying Fijians