McKee names Fiji World Cup squad
August 9, 2015 6:06 pm
Vodafone Flying Fijians coach, John McKee has included veterans, Seremaia Bai and Netani Talei in a 38-member preliminary squad to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in England next month.
The duo missed the Flying Fijians successful campaign in the recent Pacific Nations Cup due to personal commitments.
McKee has recalled all players who featured in the PNC, including star winger, Nemani Nadolo, who has been under an injury cloud since the Maori All Blacks clash last month.
The notable inclusion is that of five local-based players in Jale Sassen, Leeroy Atalifo, Joeli Veiteyaki, Peni Ravai and Savenaca Tabakanalagi.
The squad will march into camp on Wednesday which will focus on re-conditioning and further developing the game plan for the World Cup.
Fiji is pooled with hosts, England, Australia, Wales and Uruguay.
Vodafone Flying Fijians World Cup preliminary squad:Akapusi Qera Api Ratuniyarawa Asaeli Tikoirotuma Ben Volavola Campese Ma’afu Dom Waqaniburotu Gabby Lovobalavu Henry Seniloli Isei Colati Jale Sassen Jerry Yanuyanutawa Joeli Veitayaki Josh Matavesi Kini Murimurivalu Leeroy Atalifo Leone Nakarawa Lepani Botia Malakai Ravulo Manasa Saulo Metuisela Talebula Napolioni Nalaga Nemani Nadolo Nemia Kenatali Nemia Soqeta Netani Talei Nikola Matawalu Peceli Yato Peni Ravai Sakiusa Matadigo Savenaca Tabakanalagi Seremaia Bai Sunia Koto Talemaitoga Tuapati Tevita Cavubati Tevita Koroi Viliame Veikoso Viriniki Goneva Waisea Nayacalevu.