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Maqala named in Flying Fijians Northern Tour squad
Radradra, Mata, Atalifo returns for national duties

Maqala named in Flying Fijians Northern Tour squad

Radradra, Mata, Atalifo returns for national duties

By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Monday 17/10/2022
Sireli Maqala Photo:RugbyRama

Vodafone Flying Fijians head coach, Vern Cotter has selected his 31-member squad to face Scotland, Ireland, and French Barbarians in their Autumn tour test matches next month.

Bayonne centre and former sevens rover, Sireli Maqala along with Fijian Druaโ€™s Leone Rotuisolia and Livai Natave are likely to earn their first international test cap while Viliame Mata, Leeroy Atalifo, and Semi Radradra are returning from injury to provide the experience in the squad.

Also back in the squad is veteran fullback Kini Murimurivalu.

Cotter has named Teti Tela as the only flyhalf while Vilimoni Botitu is expected to be the back up fly half in the tour.

Cotter said the selection was based on the performance of the players during the season for their clubs and during the July international window this year.

The Flying Fijians will be playing Scotland on November 5th and Ireland on November 12th before facing the French Barbarians on November 19th.

Flying Fijians Extended Squad:

Loosehead Prop

Haereiti Hetet

Eroni Mawi

Livai Natave

Hooker

Tevita Ikanivere

Mesulame Dolokoto

Sam Matavesi

Tighthead Prop

Manasa Saulo

Leeroy Atalifo

Luke Tagi

Lock

Temo Mayanavanua

Isoa Nasilasila

Apisalome Ratuniyarawa

Leone Ratuisolia

Backrow

Viliame Mata

Kitione Kamikamica

Albert Tuisue

Halfback

Peni Matawalu

Simione Kuruvoli

Frank Lomani

Flyhalf

Teti Tela

Utility Back

Sireli Maqala

Vilimoni Botitu

Center

Levani Botia

Kalaveti Ravouvou

Waisea Nayacalevu

Semi Radradra

Wing

Jiuta Wainiqolo

Manasa Mataele

Vinaya Habosi

Full Back

Setareki Tuicuvu

Kini Murimurivalu

Matches:

Saturday, 5th November 2022

1am Flying Fijians V Scotland

Saturday, 12th November 2022

1am Flying Fijians V Ireland

Saturday, 19th November 2022

TBC Flying Fijians V French Barbarians



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