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Manu to lead Fiji against France

Manu to lead Fiji against France

Former New Zealand Maori prop Deacon Manu will captain Fiji against France in its European rugby tour opener this weekend.
Manu was a unanimous choice of team officials and endorsed by senior players, manager Talemo Waqa said on Wednesday.
"He was an obvious choice as he commands the respect of all the players and yet remains a very humble person with great humility, the hallmark of a true Fijian leader," Waqa said.
The 31-year-old New Zealand-born Manu, playing for Llanelli in Wales, made his debut for Fiji against Scotland on tour a year ago, and led the team for the first time last June in his second cap against Australia.
"To be captain of Fiji is such a great honor and one I accept with a great deal of reverence and respect," Manu said.
Fiji will name its team on Thursday.


Updated : 2021-10-16 21:16 GMT+08:00