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Sam Matavesi will start for Fiji against Scotland
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Sam Matavesi will start for Fiji against Scotland
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Matavesi starts for Fiji against Scotland

Sam Matavesi will start for Fiji this Saturday, as the Northampton Saints hooker is named in the Flying Fijians’ starting line-up for their opening clash of the Autumn Nations Series. 

The 30-year-old hooker will make his 23rd international appearance as Vern Cotter’s side on Saturday (5 November, kick-off: 1pm) at BT Murrayfield. 

Head coach Cotter said: “We need to approach the game with a lot of humility. We are a Tier 2 team playing a Tier 1 team that had a game already in their bag.

“We are slowly getting together but we want to get learnings from this plus we have the Rugby World Cup next year so it is really important that we put ourselves up against a very good team and I’m sure from we will come away with individual and collective improvements to be made.”

Fiji team to face Scotland

Saturday 5 November, 2022
2022 Autumn Nations Series
BT Murrayfield
Kick-off: 1pm
Live on Amazon Prime

15 Kini Murimurivalu
14 Setareki Tuicuvu
13 Waisea Nayacalevu (c)
12 Kalaveti Ravouvou
11 Vinaya Habosi
10 Vilimoni Botitu
9 Frank Lomani

1 Eroni Mawi
2 Sam Matavesi
3 Manasa Saulo
4 Temo Mayanavanua
5 Ratu Leone Rotuisolia *
6 Albert Tuisue
7 Levani Botia
8 Viliame Mata

16 Tevita Ikanivere
17 Livai Natave *
18 Luke Tagi
19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
20 Kitione Kamikamica
21 Peni Matawalu
22 Teti Tela
23 Sireli Maqala *

* Denotes Fiji debut

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