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HEAVIES WING IT

  Josua Tuisova and Nemani Nadolo are ready to wing it for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians during the November internationals starting with Italy in Sicily next weekend. Two of
04 Nov 2017 12:01
HEAVIES WING IT
Fiji training next to the Stade Ernest Wallon, Fiji in Toulouse during the Flying Fijians Tour November 2017

 

Josua Tuisova and Nemani Nadolo are ready to wing it for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians during the November internationals starting with Italy in Sicily next weekend.

Two of world’s heaviest in the position enjoyed their training with the squad in Toulouse, France and both impressed Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee.

“Very impressed with Nadolo and Tuisova,”McKee said.

“Both have trained well and are proudly looking forward to representing their country.”

Tuisova and Nadolo returned to play for their clubs, Toulon and Montpellier respectively, this weekend before they join the team in Italy on Monday.

Both players are game changers and even their presence on the field is just as devastating to watch as when they are bulldozing their way to the tryline.

Nadolo played an influential role for Fiji at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He scored a try in the opening match against England at Twickenham and also a reliable goal kicker.

Based on his current form and strength, Tuisova is almost certain to play in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The Flying Fijians will play their match against the Wallabies on September 21, 2019 in Sapporro,  best known for its snow sports culture as host of the 1972 Winter Olympics.

McKee’s men played well against the Wallabies at the 2015 RWC and early this year in Melbourne.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is wary of the fierce fight with Fiji, Wales, Georgia and Americas Two to top Pool D to avoid meeting England, who are likely to lead Pool C, in the Cup quarterfinal.

The Wallabies-Fiji match will be an afternoon game which kicks off at 4.45pm (Fijian time) when autumn temperatures average 18 degrees.

The 48 matches of the tournament will be spread over 12 cities with hosts Japan choosing to open the first World Cup in Asia with a sellout night clash against a European qualifier in Tokyo on September 20.

Tickets go on sale from January next year.

 

Fiji Fixtures:

September 21 v Australia, Sapporo; September 25 v Americas 2, Kamaishi; October 3 v Georgia, Osaka; October 9 v Wales, Oita.

Edited by  Grace  Narayan

Feedback:  oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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