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Botia to bring fresh attack option

Lepani Botia (5th from left) takes a drink during training with the backs for the Fijian side. Photo: Fiji Rugby

Lepani Botia (5th from left) takes a drink during training with the backs for the Fijian side. Photo: Fiji Rugby

The naming of Lepani Botia at centre alongside Vereniki Goneva by Flying Fijians head coach John McKee in the match against Wales on Friday morning is a breath of fresh air for Fiji’s attack division in the Rugby World Cup.

Botia will bring a new dimension of attack that has been missing seeing a stable attack from the backs but lacking in thrust which is needed to damage opposition defences.

Botia who has the size and guts to run through opponents and the grunt to punch holes in any defence will be needed for Fiji to stake a claim of free passage to the 2019 version in Japan.

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