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Out of RWC

Vodafone Flying Fijians winger Waisea Nayacalevu is out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Head coach John McKee confirmed to SUNsports yesterday that Nayacalevu’s medial ligament injury forced him out
26 Sep 2015 10:23
Out of RWC
Vodafone Flying Fijians Waisea Nayacalevu (left) and Peceli Yato (right), with a fan. Photo: Fiji Rugby Union

Vodafone Flying Fijians winger Waisea Nayacalevu is out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Head coach John McKee confirmed to SUNsports yesterday that Nayacalevu’s medial ligament injury forced him out of the tournament completely.
“Nayacalevu has a medial ligament injury and will take no further part in the tournament,” McKee said.
McKee also said halfback Nikola Matawalu would be okay in the match against Wales next Friday at 3:45am.
“Nikola has some bruises to his lower back which will be fine.”

Nadolo cited
Meanwhile, Nemani Nadolo is the second Fijian player to be cited at the 2015 RWC.
It’s the second game in a row that the Fijians have had a citing for this offence, with flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu missing the match against Australia after a one-week suspension for a spear tackle in the defeat against England last Saturday.
According to a media statement released by World Rugby, Nadolo has been cited by Citing Commissioner Freek Burger (South Africa) for an alleged act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(j) during the match against Australia on Thursday.
Nadolo is now in danger of missing the crucial game against Wales, which is a must win for the Fijians to keep their chances alive for the RWC quarterfinal.
The alleged offence falls into the category of a spear tackle, with the law stating:
“Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground first is dangerous play.”
The Crusaders winger has been Fiji’s star, scoring 16 of Fiji’s 24 points in the tournament so far.
Coach McKee wishes not to comment until a decision is made.
“This will go through judiciary, so I will not comment until the process is completed,” McKee said.
The hearing will be held in London next Tuesday.
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