The best winger in world rugby Rupeni Caucau will be meeting with the Fiji Rugby Union next week to decide his fate whether he will be included for the Fiji squad to take part in the Rugby World Cup in France in September.
Logistics manager Peter Murphy said Caucau would be meeting with the FRU to decide whether or not to include him in the squad preparing to take part in the championship.
Caucau had been banned after testing positive for using drugs in a random testing during one of his club commitments in France recently.
His ban by the ruling body the International Rugby Board will run through the beginning of the championship and he will not be eligible to play until the second pool match against Canada in Cardiff on the 16th of September.
But the FRU still has time to cut and change the 30-man squad until the cut off date on the 4th of August.
Caucau has the uncanny ability to break open any game and has unmatched skills in beating defenders at will and scoring tries that have amazed followers of rugby world wide.
But at the same time has sparked controversy giving headaches to the FRU and most clubs he has joined overseas.
He has the natural gifts to outpace any opposition but has been a very expensive commodity as far as back up in maintenance and providing support structures to cover his fragile ego and flamboyant personality.
“He ban will not allow him to play for Fiji against Japan on the 12th (September) but he will be able to play against Canada (16 September),” Murphy said.
“We (FRU) will meet with him next week and finalise whether or not to include him in the squad.
“He is following a training regime in case he is called back to play for Fiji.”
Squad announced tonight:
Forwards: Graham Dewes, Alefoso Yalayalatabua, Sunia Koto, Vereniki Sauturaga, Jone Railomo, Henry Qiodravu, Bill Gadolo, Ifereimi Rawaqa, Kele Leawere, Isoa Domolailai, Wame Lewaravu, Jone Qovu, Netani Talei, Semisi Naevo, Sisa Koyamaibole, Aca Ratuva, Akapusi Qera.
Backs: Jone Daunivucu, Mosese Rauluni, Nicky Little, Waisea Luveniyali, Seremaia Bai, Seru Rabeni, Kameli Ratuvou, Maleli Kunavore, Vilimone Delasau, Isoa Neivua, Filimone Bolavucu, Gabirieli Lovobalavu, Norman Ligairi.
Caption: Caucau has the skills to swerve or kick past defenders to get to the try line