NADROGA first-five Jonetani Ralulu and Fiji sevens star Metuisela Talebula have been called to join the Flying Fijians camp as they prepare for the Scotland Test match on Saturday.
The duo's inclusion would bolster Fiji's kicking game as fly-half Setareki Koroilagilagi's lack of international exposure resulted in a few crucial missed penalties during the Pacific Nations Cup clash against Japan and Samoa in Nagoya and Tokyo.
Talebula was in top form for the Fiji Warriors during the Pacific Rugby Cup series in New Zealand and Australia and is no stranger to Flying Fijians head coach Inoke Male.
The youngster can play either at fullback or first-five and his kicking game will be influential against Scotland if he will be given a chance. Talebula was unavailable for the Japan tour as he was invited to participate at the Carlton 7s tournament in Sri Lanka. He was attached to the Flying Fijians camp during last year's Rugby World Cup preparation.
Ralulu on the other hand has performed consistently for Nadroga in the Digicel Cup competition this season. He has been a saviour for the champion Stallion team in recent provincial matches. Ralulu leads the race for The Fiji Times Best and Fairest Player Award. The Kadavu man was part of Fiji's PNC campaign in 2010 that was held in Samoa. Ralulu's experience will definitely boost the new look Fiji rugby 15s team.
Team manager Isei Rayawa confirmed that the duo would join the team.
"Yes Jonetani Ralulu and Talebula (Metuisela) will join the team camp in Lautoka. They are there to help us out in areas that we lack," he said.
"These two players have got the experience, they have been exposed to international level and I believe their inclusion will only benefit our performance against a much stronger Scotland side," Rayawa said.