Fiji hit with triple Rugby World Cup injury blow

Fijian Rugby has been hit with an injury crisis ahead of the Rugby World Cup as all three of their wingers are currently injured.

The injury list is a blow for Fiji’s preparation as the tournament starts in just eight days.

The Fiji team’s media officer, Vilikesa Rinavuaka, told Fiji Village website that British-based winger Michael Tagicakibau is unlikely to train for five days because of a hamstring injury.

Naplioni Nalaa sustained a chest injury in training Wednesday and Verniki Goneva has a sprained ankle.

Fiji already had minor injury concerns over prop Campese Ma’afu, who suffered a head knock in training, and hooker Sunia Koto who has an injured shoulder.

Fiji plays Namibia on Sept. 10 in its World Cup opener.

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