Botia to return to international action: McKee
March 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Head Coach John McKee has some bad news for World Cup pool opponents Wales and Australia with the “Demolition Man” Lepani Botia ready to return to international action.
Botia is a fan favourite at La Rochelle in the Top14 where he has signed a contract to remain in France until 2022.
He has only just recovered from an ACL injury which restricted his rugby last season.
Botia has told McKee he is ready to add to the 11 caps collected so far with the Flying Fijians having first hit the headlines as a sevens star in Hong Kong in 2012.
Rugby Pass reports, McKee caught up with Botia at the recent Fiji training camp staged in Toulouse where the coach set out his plans for the World Cup in Japan where they also face Georgia and Uruguay.
McKee says Botia had an ACL injury last year and although he was carrying a calf injury at the time he is looking fit.