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Volavola pick means all out attack

Coach John McKee names the Fiji team to take on England in the RWC opener at the Oatlands park Hotel in London. Photo: Fiji Rugby

Coach John McKee names the Fiji team to take on England in the RWC opener at the Oatlands park Hotel in London. Photo: Fiji Rugby

The naming of Ben Volavola as flyhalf by head coach John McKee against England in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2015 means Fiji will be looking at an all out attacking game.

Volavola who looks more fragile on defence looks good on attack with deft handling and kicking skills to complement the hard running centres Gabriele Lovobalavu and Vereniki Goneva.

Joining in the attacks will be fullback Metuisela Talebula who is lethal joining the centres with his abilities in scything through defences to open up running lines for the wings.
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RWC Gold: Caucau braced for greatness

Caucau scored two tries against Scotland in the 2003 RWC. Photo: IRB

Caucau scored two tries against Scotland in the 2003 RWC. Photo: IRB

Few players, if any, to have won less than 10 international caps will have been talked about as much as Fijian flyer Rupeni Caucaunibuca.

Caucau, as he is known the world over, scored five tries in the first two of his eight matches for Fiji on the eve of Rugby World Cup 2003 and went on to become one of the hottest properties in the game at the tournament in Australia.

His performances against France and Scotland saw him hailed as one of the most exciting attacking players of his generation, and likened to a past Rugby World Cup legend.

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