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Fiji lose Nalaga for November Tests

Clermont try scoring machine Napolioni Nalaga. Photo: Planet Rugby

Clermont try scoring machine Napolioni Nalaga. Photo: Planet Rugby

Clermont wing Napolioni Nalaga will miss Fiji’s November Tests against France, Wales and the USA due to family reasons, Fiji coach John McKee told AFP on Sunday.

The prolific 28-year-old has scored nine tries in 16 internationals for Fiji, but won’t be adding to that this winter.

“He expressed that he didn’t want to be considered for this tour,” said McKee.

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Cheika: I’ll do things my way

Optimistic coach Michael Cheika . . . ready for another mountain. Photo: News Limited

Optimistic coach Michael Cheika . . . ready for another mountain. Photo: News Limited

Michael Cheika will embrace the Wallabies coaching challenge in the same cavalier fashion that led the NSW Waratahs to long-awaited Super Rugby glory in 2014.

After a whirlwind pursuit by the ARU, Cheika was formally ushered in as Ewen McKenzie’s replacement on Wednesday and said he had no hesitation accepting the daunting role despite the last two coaches’ reigns ending in despair.

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