November 17, 2017
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Nadolo to start against Ireland, Tuisova rested

Giant winger Nemani Nadolo will start for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians against Ireland on Sunday in Dublin while Josua Tuisova has been rested.

Nadolo will pair up with his Montpellier team mate Timoci Nagusa on the wings and Tuisova who copped an ankle injury against Italy in their 19-10 loss last weekend will take a rest to recover.

Henry Seniloli will start ahead of Nikola Matawalu at halfback while veteran Dominiko Waqaniburotu will feature at blindside and has relegated Semi Kunatani to the bench.

Levani Botia will start at inside centre and Jale Vatubua will shift to outside centre.

This will be the first time the Flying Fijians will play in Aviva Stadium in Dublin and it will be the fourth meeting of the two nations in a test match.

Fiji has never beaten the Irish since 1976. That match recorded a close score line with Ireland winning 8-nil.

Ireland has won all three previous encounters, most recently beating the Pacific Islanders 41-6 at the RDS Stadium in 2009.

The match kicks off at 6.30am (Fiji Time).

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians: (1-15)- Campese Maáfu, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Manasa Saulo, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera, Nemani Nagusa, Henry Seniloli, Ben Volavola, Nemani Nadolo, Levani Botia, Jale Vatubua, Timoci Nagusa, Kini Murimurivalu.

Reserves – Sunia Koto, Peni Ravai, Kalivati Tawake, Sikeli Nabou, Peceli Yato/Semi Kunatani, Nikola Matawalu, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Vereniki Goneva.

By Reginald Chandar

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