Visa issue rules out Naiyaravoro

Date published: April 14 2015

The Waratahs giant winger Taqele Naiyaravoro will not be able to face the Hurricanes this weekend after complications with his visa.

Restrictions on his current visa ruled out the Fijian-born wing from facing the Highlanders in Dunedin earlier this season, with the same issue meaning he won't be with the side in Wellington this weekend.

Naiyaravoro has been an effective weapon for the Waratahs so far in 2015 and the 120kg back will be missed on Saturday, with Peter Betham set to replace him.

"Taqele's visa application is an ongoing process and as such he is not able to travel overseas at this point in time," a spokeswoman for the Waratahs told Reuters.

It is currently unknown whether Naiyaravoro will be available for the 'Tahs tour of South Africa later in the season.