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Botitu, Nakosi Star As Castres In Top 14 Final

Flying Fijians second five eight Vilimoni Botitu could be in doubt for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup opener against Tonga on July 2 since he has to play in the Top 14 grandfinal.
18 Jun 2022 11:10
Botitu, Nakosi Star As Castres In Top 14 Final
Castres winger Filipo Nakosi on attack against Toulouse in this morning’s Top14 semifinal clash in Nice, France. Castres won 24-18. Photo: France 24

Flying Fijians second five eight Vilimoni Botitu could be in doubt for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup opener against Tonga on July 2 since he has to play in the Top 14 grandfinal.

This morning Botitu and Filipo Nakosi started for Castres as they upset defending T14 champions Toulouse 24-18 in the first semifinal clash in Nice.

Nakosi set-up the crucial try as he assisted full-back Julien Dumora in the final five minutes to add to Toulouse woes. Blockbusting centre, Adrea Cocagi, also came in as a substitute for Castres.

Castres will face Montpellier or Bordeaux-Begles, who will play in the second semifinal tomorrow. The grandfinal is set for next Friday at the Stade de France in Paris.

Meanwhile, the Flying Fijians report to camp in Nadi on June 20 and will travel to Suva on June 26.

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