New look Fiji to tour Europe in November

Fiji will have a new captain and 16 uncapped players on its rugby tour of Britain and Europe in November as it continues to rebuild after last year’s Rugby World Cup.

Netani Talei, who captained Fiji in this season’s Pacific Nations Cup, has been ruled out of the tour with a knee injury and coach Inoke Male, who named a 30-man squad on Wednesday, said a new captain will be named later.

Male said “we have a few players in mind and they are Leone Nakarawa, Setefano Somoca and Deacon Manu that have shown good leadership skills in the past.”

The squad named by Male includes 16 Fiji-based players and 14 players based overseas, including winger Samu Wara who plays for Australia’s Western Force in the Super XV.

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