Final 31-member Flying Fijians squad confirmed for RWC 2019
September 3, 2019 1:30 pm
The Flying Fijians final 31-member squad for the 2019 RWC.
Fiji Rugby head coach John McKee has announced his final 31-member Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad in Japan this month.
From the initial six props in the 32 member squad announced last month, Lee-Roy Atalifo has been moved to the reserve list.
Lee-Roy Atalifo has been moved to the reserve list.
“The final decision on the travelling five props was difficult with very little separating the players,” McKee said.
“I am pleased though to be able to now finalise the final 31 players to represent Fiji at RWC 2019.
“This is a very strong group, one that can make Fiji Proud at RWC,” McKee added.
“I am confident that the 5 props selected to give us a balance of mobility in general play along with technical competence in the set play scrum and lineout,” McKee said.
Flying Fijians 31-member squad:
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McKee has also named a list of 11 players who will be on standby in case of any injury at the RWC.
The standby players for RWC are:
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Flying Fijians Matches
Fiji vs Australia (4.45PM, 21st September, Sapporo Drome, Sapporo, Japan)
Fiji vs Uruguay (5.15PM, 25th September, Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City)
Fiji vs Georgia (5.15PM, 3rd October, Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City)
Fiji vs Wales (9:45PM, 9th October, Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture)
[Source: Fiji Rugby and World Rugby]