Fiji name side to face England

Date published: November 17 2016

Fiji have announced their line-up that will take on England in a mouth-watering November international at Twickenham on Saturday.

On the back of a disappointing 40-7 loss to the Barbarians last Friday, the islanders will be desperate for a response against the English.

There are a handful of changes to Fiji’s side as Metuisela Talebula starts at full-back, with Benito Masilevu moving to the right wing in place of Waisea Nayacalevu. Josh Matavesi is at fly-half ahead of Ben Volavola.

In the pack Jale Sasson misses out as Sunia Koto starts at hooker while Leone Nakarawa comes in at lock, with Dominiko Waqaniburotu moving into the back-row alongside Peceli Yato and Akapusi Qera.

Fiji: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Benito Masilevu, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Josh Matavesi, 9 Seru Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera, 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Api Ratuniyawara, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma’afu
Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Leeroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Eremasi Radrodro, 22 Nikola Matawalu, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

Date: Saturday, November 19
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)