Flying Fijians name team to face England
November 8, 2012 7:00 pm
Exeter utility back Sireli Naqelevuki will make his first Test appearance in two years when Fiji face England at Twickenham on Sunday.
The imposing 32-year-old, who last played for his country against France in November 2010, is set to win his eighth Test cap as he lines up in a powerful midfield pairing alongside Leicester Tigers ace Vereniki Goneva.
Naqelevuki has also been named as the vice-captain of the side which will be skippered by Scarlets prop Deacon Manu.
Also included in the starting XV is Gloucester back-rower Akapusi Qera, Western Force speedster Samu Wara and Bordeaux Bègles utility back Metuisela Talebula who will play at fly-half.
Fiji: 15 Simeli Koniferedi, 14 Samu Wara, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Sireli Naqelevuki, 11 Watisoni Votu, 10 Metuisela Talebula, 9 Nicola Matawalu, 8 Akapusi Qera 7 Malaki Ravulo, 6 Api Naikatani, 5 Apisolame Ratuniyarawa, 4 Leone Nakawara, 3 Deacon Manu, 2 Viliame Veikoso, 1 Ratu Makutu.
Replacements: 16 Seremaia Naureure, 17 Setafano Samoca, 18 Manasa Saulo, 19 Sekonaia Kalou, 20 Iliesa Ratuva, 21 Kelemedi Bola, 22 Josh Matavesi, 23 Ravai Fatiaki.