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Matawalu to take on England in World Cup opener

16 September 2015

Bath Rugby new-comer Niko Matawlu has been named in the Fiji side to play against England in the Rugby World Cup opening fixture on Friday night, kick-off 20.00.

Matawalu will face five new teammates when he takes to the Twickenham turf, with George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson, Rob Webber and Sam Burgess all featuring in Stuart Lancaster’s matchday squad.

Fiji team to face England

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

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