Nadolo on wing for Fiji

Date published: September 16 2015

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Fiji have named their side that will take on England in the Rugby World Cup opener, with Nemani Nadolo starting on the wing at Twickenham on Friday.

In a strong XV, Nadolo is joined in the back three by Waisea and full-back Metuisela Talebula, with Gabiriele Lovobalavu and Vereniki Goneva the centres.

Ben Volavola is in ahead of Joshua Matavesi at ten alongside Nikola Matawalu.

Akapusi Qera will skipper the side in a strong back-row that includes Sakiusa Masi Matadigo at number eight and Dominiko Waqaniburotu on the blindside.

Meanwhile, the dangerous Leone Nakarawa partners Apisalome Ratuniyarawa at lock while Campese Ma'afu, Sunia Koto and Manasa Saulo are up front.

Fiji: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Waisea Nayacalevu, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Gabiriele Lovobalavu, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Nikola Matawalu, 8 Sakiusa Masi Matadigo, 7 Akapusi Qera (c), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma'afu.
Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Isei Colati, 19 Tevita Cavubati, 20 Peceli Yato, 21 Nemia Kenatale, 22 Joshua Matavesi, 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma.

Date: Friday, September 18
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 20:00 BST (19:00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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