03 September 2019 Fiji. With 18 days to go to Rugby World Cup in Japan this month, Fiji Rugby Head Coach John McKee has announced his final 31-member Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad.
From the intial six props in the 32 member squad announced last month, Lee-Roy Atalifo has been moved to the reserve list.
“The final decision on the travelling 5 props was difficult with very little separating the players,” McKee said.
“I am pleased though to be able to now finalise the final 31 players to represent Fiji at RWC 2019.
“This is a very strong group, one that can make Fiji Proud at RWC,” McKee added.
“I am confident that the 5 props selected give us a balance of mobility in general play along with technical competence in the set play scrum and lineout,” McKee said.
McKee has also named a list of 11 players who will be on stand in case of injury at the RWC.
Fiji is in Pool D with Australia, Georgia, Uruguay and Wales.
Flying Fijians 31-member squad:
Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto
The standby players for RWC are:
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Flying Fijians Matches
Fiji vs Australia (4.45PM, 21st September, Sapporo Drome, Sapporo, Japan)
Fiji vs Uruguay (5.15PM, 25th September, Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City)
Fiji vs Georgia (5.15PM, 3rd October, Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City)
Fiji vs Wales (9:45PM, 9th October, Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture)