Nalaga to miss World Cup
August 19, 2015 12:57 am
Vodafone Flying Fijians wing Napolioni Nalaga is set to miss out selection in the 31-member team for the Rugby World Cup.
The robust back is injured and is not expected to recover in time for final team selection.
He sustained the injury during the Pacific Nations Cup last month.
National coach John McKee says it is unfortunate for Nalaga, who has been one of the best wings in recent time.
“I think I will wait for the full medical diagnosis. But I think at this stage, it will keep him out of contention for the 31 but it doesn’t discount him being a standby player to come in if we have an injury.”
The Flying Fijians team for the World Cup will be named on Friday night in Suva.