Four Fijians named in Wallabies for 2019 RWC

Fijians in the Australian Wallabies team, from left, Samu Kerevi, Isi Naisarani, Tevita Kuridrani and Marika Koroibete. Graphically enhanced: Eliki Nukutabu

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika has named four Fijian players in his 2019 Rugby World Cup team.

After some powerful performance for their clubs and Australia during the Super Rugby, Rugby Championship and Bledisloe trophy competitions, hardworking number eight Isi Naisarani will join fellow countrymen and backline players Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete and Tevita Kuridrani in the Wallabies side for the RWC in Japan next month.

Wallabies squad:

Forwards – Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Michael Hooper (captain), Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Isi Naisarani, David Pocock, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Jordan Uelese

Backs – Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Leali’ifano, James O’Connor, Jordan Petaia, Matt Toomua, Nic White

Australia takes on Fiji in their World Cup opener in Sapporo on September 21 before their remaining Pool D matches against Wales, Uruguay, and Georgia.

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