Fiji Lose Demolition Man For Second All Blacks Take A Look At
Fiji's influential captain Levani Botia has been pressured out of the second Check against the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday because of injury, with lock Leone Nakarawa elevated to lead the side. Botia, who's nicknamed "Demolition Man" and plays for pw.mail.ru French club La Rochelle, had not recovered from a knee harm suffered earlier within the week, coach Vern Cotter stated when naming his facet Thursday. Riko Buliruarua, who plays for Brive in France, replaces Botia and can associate Waisea Nayacalegu in the centres. Botia's fierce tackling shall be missed by Fiji, with Cotter blaming slack defence for permitting the All Blacks to tug away within the second half to a 57-23 victory in the first Take a look at in Dunedin last weekend. Cotter said of the lopsided scoreline. Different changes within the backline see Frank Lomani coming in at scrum-half with Setareki Tuicuvu beginning on the correct-wing ahead of Eroni Sau. In the one change to the forward pack that troubled the All Blacks for much of the primary Check, Peceli Yato takes over from Albert Tuisue at the back of the scrum. Kini Murimurivalu; Setareki Tuicuvu, Waisea Nayacalevu, Eneriko Buliruarua, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani; Peceli Yato, Mesulame Kunavula, Johnny Dyer; Leone Nakarawa (capt), Temo Mayanavanua; Mesake Doge, Sam Matavesi, Peni Ravai. Replacements: Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Leeroy Atalifo, Albert Tuisue, Kitione Kamikamica, Moses Sorovi, Teti Tela, Manasa Mataele.