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Veitokani replaces Volavola

After four years of a stranglehold as pivot for the Flying Fijians, a new flyhalf in Alifereti Veitokani has been named for the return match against the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua.
Ben Volavola who was thrown in the cauldron of battle against England in the opening match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Twickenham was a surprise inclusion to fans. Continue reading

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Fiji thrash Canada in final warm-up

Nemani Nadolo attacks against Canada in Fiji's  last warm up match on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Nemani Nadolo attacks against Canada in Fiji’s last warm up match on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Niko Matawalu and Waisea Nayacalevu both finished with two tries each as Fiji thrashed Canada 47-18 in their final warm-up match.

The new Bath scrum-half limped off just before half-time after having scored two impressive tries and set up Nayacalevu for the first of his two scores.

With the return of Nemani Nadolo on the left wing Fiji didn’t squander any goalkicking opportunities as the Crusaders star finished with a 100 percent record from nine attempts.

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