Flying Fijians big guns arrive
May 28, 2014 12:58 am
Flying Fijians big guns have started to arrive and join camp which begins in Suva today.
National coach John McKee has confirmed the arrival of Tuapati Talemaitoga, Wame Lewaravu, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, captain Akapusi Qera, Api Naikatini, Jim Nagusa and Metuisela Talebula.
He’s also confirmed that Super Rugby Chiefs winger, Asaeli Tikoirotuma will be available for the Rugby World Cup qualifier against the Cook Islands on June 28.
“He’ll be available for all the Tests, clearly Rugby World Cup qualifying matches are. There was another thing that came out in an article that I read yesterday saying the Fiji Rugby Union was supposed to notify the clubs at the start of the year that’s incorrect as well, you notify the clubs 14 days before they’re required in camp."
Under the International Rugby Board’s Regulation 9.6 – clubs are obligated to release players to a Union for Designated Release Events which includes the Rugby World Cup qualifier.
Other Flying Fijians expected to arrive today include Malakai Ravulo, Nemia Kenatale, Sunia Koto and Isei Colati.
The Vodafone Flying Fijians first run will take place at the Buckhurst grounds in Suva this afternoon.