November 04, 2021
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Nayacalevu to lead Flying Fijians

France based towering centre Waisea Nayacalevu will lead the Vodafone Flying Fijians in their Northern Tour test match against Spain on Sunday.

Interim Coach Gareth Baber said the 31-year-old Stade Français rep is experienced and knows what it means to play in white jersey.

Meanwhile, Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter who is based in New Zealand has been working closely with Baber and his team, is also a firm believer in Nayacalevu’s capability as a captain.

Cotter said Nayacalevu has really accepted his role as a leader and he has quality players around him for guidance.

“I think it’s an exciting time for the players and staff involved and the whole idea and objective is to improve and get better.

I know everybody is focusing on the World Cup in 2023 and there is a great opportunity for players who are playing their first game and those who are taking leadership roles.”

The Flying Fijians will face Spain at 3am FJT at Estadio Central UC, Madrid.

By Reginald Chandar

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