7 Olympic gold medalists named in Flying Fijians squad for the Northern Tour

7 Olympic gold medalists named in Flying Fijians squad for the Northern Tour

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 19/10/2021
Josua Tuisova, Leone Nakarawa, Jiuta Wainiqolo and Viliame Mata

Olympic gold medalists Vilimoni Botitu, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Jiuta Wainiqolo, Leone Nakarawa, Viliame Mata, Josua Tuisova and Masivesi Dakuwaqa have all been named in the Flying Fijians squad for the Northern Tour.

Botitu, Tuimaba and Wainiqolo played at this year’s Tokyo Olympics while Tuisova, Mata, Nakarawa and Dakuwaqa won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Other players who have also been named are Peni Ravai, Eroni Mawi, Sam Matavesi, Peniami Narisia, Luke Tagi, Mesake Doge, Leeroy Atalifo, Tevita Ratuva, Temo Mayanavanua, Albert Tuisue, Peceli Yato, Johnny Dyer, Mesulame Kunavula, Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Ben Volavola, Levani Botia, Eneriko Buliruarua, Waisea Nayacalevu, Eroni Sau and Seta Tuicuvu.

Only players who are based in Europe have been considered for the tour.

The squad will gather on the 31st of this month.

Fiji will take on Spain on 7th November at 2am, they will then take on Wales on the 15th at 4.15am before taking on Georgia on 20th November.

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