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Fiji confirm stacked Rugby World Cup 2023 training squad

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Thursday Jun 8, 2023

Flying Fijians head coach, Simon Raiwalui has named a 45-man wider training group for Rugby World Cup 2023.

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Headlining the squad are names such as Semi Radradra, Josua Tuisova and Levani Botia, who are three of the most sought-after talents in the game.

Drawn in Pool C alongside Australia, Wales, Georgia and Portugal, the Fijians will be looking to replicate their 2007 World Cup Campaign in which they were drawn alongside both Australia and Wales.

In that campaign, the south sea islanders rebounded from a heavy defeat to the Wallabies before shocking Wales 38 – 34 to progress to the quarterfinals.

Since then, they have failed to qualify from the pool stages. Thus, given their squad strength and the relative decline of Wales, there is a sense that qualification for the knockout stages is a very real possibility.

Given their first match of the tournament is against Wales, Raiwalui and his team will likely go hell for Leather to knock over their biggest rivals.

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