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Flying Fijians Cleared

The Fiji Rugby CEO also thanked the City of Limoges for hosting the team in the last two weeks. He said their support in the provision of accommodation, meals and training facilities at no costs to Fiji Rugby 
08 Nov 2020 13:48
Flying Fijians Cleared
Flying Fijians (left-right) Mesulame Kunavula, Nemani Nadolo and San Matavesi in the team bus in Limoges, France on November 3, 2020.

The Fiji Rugby Union now confirms that after the second and third round of COVID- 19 tests, members of the Flying Fijians team that had initially tested positive have now tested negative.

“We are very grateful that the entire team has now tested negative and are thankful to everyone in camp for complying with COVID-19 requirements and protocols, ensuring such an outcome,” Fiji Rugby chief executive officer John O’Connor said yesterday.

“There is only one player whose results have not been conclusive, and we are awaiting re-test results.

“But we are confident that the result will return negative before we march into our tournament base camp.

“We are excited that the entire team has now tested negative so we can focus on our preparations.”

 

DOLOKOTO, NAKARAWA

O’Connor also highlighted that the only players yet to join camp are Glasgow Warriors Mesulame Dolakoto and Leone Nakarawa.

Dolakoto will join camp early next week while Nakarawa is still continuing his rehabilitation in his club. All remaining players including Semi Radradra are now in camp.

“The team is excited about Radradra joining camp after it was reported that he had suffered injury and was uncertain about his involvement.

“He will continue to be reviewed and monitored by our medical team but the moral in camp has really lifted with his presence.

“We are excited about our first match against France and remain confident in our preparations despite the challenges.

 

SUPPORT

O’Connor also added that “In view of the lock-down in France, and the challenges involved hosting a warm up match, the game against Portugal has been called-off and the team will focus their preparations for the Autumn Nations Cup opener against France on Sunday,

The Fiji Rugby CEO also thanked the City of Limoges for hosting the Team in the last two weeks.

He said their support in the provision of accommodation, meals and training facilities at no costs to Fiji Rugby, has given the team an opportunity and environment to prepare and ensure they are COVID free before joining their tournament base camp.

He also thanked the Federation Française de Rugby and World Rugby for their support in the pre-camp and also former Flying Fijians players Julian Vulakoro and Sisa Koyamaibole for their support and assistance to the team

 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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