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Matavesi named in extended Fiji squad

By Ospreys Rugby | 28/05/2015

Ospreys centre, Josh Matavesi, has been named in an extended 53-man squad by Fiji coach, John Mckee, in preparation for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup and the Rugby World Cup.

Tevita Cavubati, who spent the second half of the season at the Ospreys after signing a short-term contract to bolster an injury hit second row, joins Matavesi in the squad.

Fiji are in the same pool as Wales, Australia and tournament hosts England at the World Cup, and feature in the opening fixture at Twickenham against the hosts on Friday 18th September. They play Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Thursday 1st October.

Matavesi, who has eight caps for Fiji proved a huge success in his first year as an Osprey, equaling the record for appearances in a single season with 29.

Fiji 53-man extended squad:

Backs: Seremia Bai, Sireli Bobo, Lepani Botia, Adriu Delai, Isoa Donaldson, Vereniki Goneva, Nemia Kenatale, Gabby Lovobalavu, Jone Macilai, Benidito Masilevu, Nikola Matawalu, Josh Matavesi, Kini Murimurivalu, Waisea, Napolioni Nalaga, Nemani Nadolo, Jonetani Ralulu, Savenaca Rawaca, John Stewart, Metuisela Talebula, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Eroni Vasiteri, Samisoni Viriviri, Serupepeli Vularika, Albert Vulivuli, Watisoni Votu.

 

Forwards: Leeroy Atalifo, Isei Colati, Tevita Cavubati, Taniela Koroi, Sunia Koto, Sisa Koyamaibole, Isireli Ledua, Wame Lewaravu, Campese Ma’afu, Masi Matadigo, Apisai Naikatini, Leone Nakarawa, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera, Jone Qovu, Api Ratuniyarawa, Peni Ravai, Malakai Ravulo, Kirwan Sanday, Manasa Saulo, Nemia Soqeta, Nemani Talei, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Viliame Veikoso, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Peceli Yato.

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