18 January 2018
INTERNATIONAL WATCH: Tikoirotuma & Saulo named in Fiji squad
19 October 2017
London Irish’s Aseli Tikoirotuma and Manasa Saulo have been named in the Fiji squad for the November Test matches against Italy, Ireland and Canada.
Tikoirotuma has played in all six of his side’s Aviva Premiership matches this season, while recent signing Saulo is nearing full fitness following his summer move from Toulon.
Fiji head coach John McKee said: “On the back of some good results across June and July we must now step up and perform successfully in Europe next month.
“We have a challenging itinerary as Italy will be tough opposition at their home ground and Ireland beat New Zealand and England across 2016/17.
“To be successful we will need our players to arrive at assembly ready to bring their ‘A’ game and to continue to work hard to build on the gains made across the June and July Test match series.”
The team will kick-off their campaign with a camp in Toulouse from 30 October to 1 November 2017.
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians November Tour Matches:
11 November - Fiji v Italy in Catania, Sicily
18 November - Fiji v Ireland in Dublin
25 November - Fiji v Canada at venue TBC, France
The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Selected are:
Campese Maáfu, Peni Ravai, Joeli Veitayaki, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Ratunaisa Navuma, Sunia Koto, Ropate Rinakama, Mosese Ducivaki, Manasa Saulo, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato, Mosese Voka, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera, Semi Kunatani, Henry Seniloli, Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Ben Volavola, Alivereti Veitokani, Jale Vatubua, Levani Botia, Aseli Tikoirotuma, Vereniki Goneva, Patrick Osborne, Josua Tuisova, Timoci Nagusa, Kini Murimurivalu
Players on Standby: Eroni Mawi, Sikeli Nabou, Viliame Mata, Kitione Taliga, John Stewart and Nemani Nadolo
Fiji Airways Drua Squad Players not considered Due to Injury: Serupepeli Vularika, Kalivati Tawake and Eroni Vasiteri