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Fiji make 9 changes for Namibia match in World Cup

Fiji make 9 changes for Namibia match in World Cup

Midfielder Seremaia Bai and winger Naipolioni Nalaga have been recalled by Fiji among nine changes to the starting lineup to meet Namibia in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
Franced-based Bai will play in the centers outside flyhalf Waisea Luveniyali, while Nalaga, who switched from Clermont to the Western Force this week, will appear for the first time since the loss to New Zealand in July in Dunedin.
Bai and Nalaga missed the most recent test, a 32-20 loss to Tonga in Lautoka two weeks ago.
Only five players have kept their places from the All Blacks game, which ended 60-14.
Fiji beat Namibia 67-18 in their only previous head-to-head match, at the 1999 World Cup.


Updated : 2021-01-22 19:14 GMT+08:00