Bayonne-based Sireli Maqala will be making his debut for Fiji in the upcoming tour.

Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter has selected his 31-member squad to face Scotland, Ireland, and French Barbarians during their Autumn tour test matches next month.

Coach Cotter says the selection was based on the performance of the players during the season for their clubs and during the July international window this year.

“We have been watching the Northern Hemisphere players playing and we are quite happy that a lot of them have been getting game time for their respective clubs overseas,”

Bayonne-based Sireli Maqala plus Fijian Drua’s Leone Rotuisolia and Livai Natave are likely to earn their first cap while Viliame Mata, Leeroy Atalifo, and Semi Radradra return from injury to join the Flying Fijians camp. Also back in the squad is veteran fullback Kini Murimurivalu, who has been having an excellent season for Leicester Tigers.

Teti Tela and Vilimoni Botitu are expected to share the fly halves position during the tour.


(Source: Fiji Rugby)