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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

Koroi replaces Colati

Taniela Koroi attacks for his Tawa club in the Wellington Club competition. Photo: Stuff.co.nz

Taniela Koroi attacks for his Tawa club in the Wellington Club competition. Photo: Stuff.co.nz

Two players have been replaced from the Flying Fijians lineup due to injury after the physical 13-28 loss to the Wallabies early Saturday.

Stade Francais centre Waisea Nayacalevu who was injured early in the match against the Wallabies has been replaced by Timoci Nagusa.

And prop Isei Colati who sustained a left knee strain during training on Saturday has moved back to his French club USON for a review has been replaced by Tevita Koroi from his Italian club Mogliano.

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Fiji wingers have work cut out against England

Nemani Nadolo faces the Canadians in Fiji's last warm up match. Photo: The Guardian

Nemani Nadolo faces the Canadians in Fiji’s last warm up match. Photo: The Guardian

Fijian wingers Nemani Nadolo and Waisea Nayacalevu have their work cut out in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Friday night (7am Saturday Fiji Time).

Nadolo may find it easy trying to ease past English counterpart Anthony Watson if given room to attack but will find it a difficult proposition defending against the Bath winger all night.

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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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Fiji downs strong Tongans

Waisea Nayacalecu scores a try for Fiji against Tonga. Photo: Zoomfiji

Waisea Nayacalecu scores a try for Fiji against Tonga. Photo: Zoomfiji

Fiji get off to a flying start against tenacious Tonga

The goal kicking of test debutant Ben Volavola proves the difference as Fiji edge Tonga 30-22 in the opening game of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015.

Fiji and Tonga set the tone for what promises to be a full-blooded and highly competitive World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2015 with a typically physical and entertaining encounter in humid conditions in Suva.

Crusaders-bound test rookie Ben Volavola fully justified his selection at fly-half with an impressive display of goal-kicking that brought him a personal haul of 15 points through three penalties and three conversions.

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