Fiji team to play Wales to be named tonight
September 29, 2015 12:36 am
The Vodafone Flying Fijians team to play Wales will be named at midnight tonight.
With Nemani Nadolo suspended for a week, it is highly likely that Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Timoci Nagusa might start on the wings as Waisea Nayacalevu is also out due to injury.
Fiji needs a bonus point win over Wales and Uruguay and hope results in other matches go their way to have any chance of making it to the quarter finals.
Meanwhile, Fly-half Rhys Priestland says Wales were “happy” to learn giant Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo is out of their World Cup clash on Friday after being suspended for a tip tackle against Australia.
Nadolo denied the offence and can appeal against the decision.
But as news of 6ft 4in, 20st Nadolo’s ban reached the Wales camp, Priestland said there’s a few happy boys down in his team room.
Nadolo has scored 16 of Fiji’s 24 points in the competition.
Three Fijians have been sin-binned during the tournament.
In addition flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu missed the defeat by the Wallabies after a spear tackle against England.
The 27-year-old Nadolo scored a try as Fiji lost 17-13 to Wales in November, 2014.
Wales will host the Flying Fijians at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at 3:45am on Friday and you can watch it live on FBC TV.
In the lone match tomorrow morning Tonga plays Namibia at 3.45am.
And for all of Fiji’s match commentaries, tune in to Bula FM and Radio Fiji One.