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Radradra at left wing a miff

Semi Radradra scores a try against France last November. Photo: World Rugby

The announcement by Flying Fijians coach John McKee yesterday to put Semi Radradra on the left wing will have the Australians working overtime wracking their mental faculties on the puzzling alteration.

Here is the key weapon McKee has been utilizing as outside centre to break defense structures in the November tour in Europe and Pacific Nations Cup; all of a sudden he names Radradra on the wideout . . . puzzling.

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Inside centre Lepani Botia played well against Ikale Tahi Tonga at Eden Park on Saturday.

The combination of Lepani Botia and Semi Radradra in the centres against the Ikale Tahi Tonga on Saturday underlined the importance of selection for the Flying Fijians for each opposition in the coming Rugby World Cup.

The pair stood their ground in controlling the Tongan onslaught and had loads of resilience to turn the tide from defence to attack in the little possession afforded the team which resulted in two quick fire tries in the first half.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 · 20:32

Fighting spirit; the problems Fiji must overcome

Mosese Rauluni leads the Fiji team in the cibi. Photo: Rugby World

Mosese Rauluni leads the Fiji team in the cibi. Photo: Rugby World

This feature first appeared in the January 2015 issue of Rugby World magazine

ON THE outskirts of Perthshire, Mosese Rauluni takes one look out of the window and shouts at the very top of his voice: “Stop the bus!”

The driver slams on the breaks and before he knows it, the Dundee High FP flyer emerges from the bus, two pints in hand, giggling in delight. He has never seen snow before.

His Scottish team-mates look on in bemusement – they had not really known this Australian-reared playmaker for long, though his brother Jacob did play for the club before and Mosese had given a good account of himself in a first outing against Kilmarnock – but there was something endearing about a thrilled Rauluni falling onto his back in the freshly lain powder and laughing.

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