Tikoirotuma in place of banned Nadolo

2015-09-29 14:35
Nemani Nadolo (Getty Images)

London - Fiji have replaced suspended left wing Nemani Nadolo with Aseli Tikoirotuma for the Rugby World Cup Pool A clash with Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday.

Nadolo was banned for one week for a dangerous tip tackle in the 28-13 defeat by Australia in the Welsh capital on September 23.

The Pacific Islanders will also have a new man on the right wing after Waisea Nayacalevu was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.

French-based Timoci Nagusa was drafted into the squad and has gone straight into the starting side.

Scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu has been left out of the matchday squad after suffering bruising to his lower back.

Captain Akapusi Qera will be the third player to win 50 caps for Fiji, following Nicky Little (71) and Seremaia Bai (50).


Wales: 15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan  Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Tom Francis, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Aaron Jarvis, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 James Hook

Fiji: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Lepani Botia, 11 Aseli Tikoirotuma, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Nemia Kenatale, 8 Netani Talei, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Maafu

Substitutes 6 Viliame Veikoso, 17 Peni Ravia, 18 Leeroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Malakai Ravulo, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Joshua Matavesi, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

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