Fiji

Coach John McKee has finalised his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan by omitting one player from his original 32-man side.

McKee had named a slightly enlarged squad for the tournament last month, which included one extra player than the 31 allowed for the tournament.

McKee has now reduced his side by dropping 11-test prop Lee-Roy Atalifo.

Atalifo had played in three of Fiji’s six matches this year, making appearances against the Maori All Blacks, Japan and Canada.

Atalifo joins an 11-man reserve list of players who will be on standby should injury strike the Flying Fijians at any point throughout the World Cup.

Fiji completed their World Cup preparation with a 29-19 victory over Tonga at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, and have a three-week break until their tournament kicks-off against Australia in Sapporo on September 21.

Fiji’s 31-man World Cup Squad:

Props
Campese Ma’afu
Eroni Mawi
Peni Ravai
Manasa Saulo
Kalivati Tawake

Hooker
Mesulame Dolokoto
Samuel Matavesi
Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto

Locks
Tevita Cavubati
Leone Nakarawa
Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
Tevita Ratuva

Loose Forwards
Semi Kunatani
Viliame Mata
Mosese Voka
Dominiko Waqaniburotu
Peceli Yato

Halfbacks
Frank Lomani
Nikola Matawalu
Henry Seniloli

Inside Backs
Levani Botia
Jale Vatubua
Ben Volavola

Outside Backs
Vereniki Goneva
Filipo Nakosi
Waisea Nayacalevu
Semi Radradra
Josua Tuisova

Utility Backs
Joshua Matavesi
Alivereti Veitokani

Fullback
Kini Murimurivalu

Fiji’s 11 standby players:

Lee-Roy Atilifo
Luke Tagi
Joeli Veitayaki
Tevita Ikanivere
Albert Tuisue
Johnny Dyer
Nemani Negusa
Serupepeli Vularika
Sevanaia Galala
Eroni Sau
Setareki Tuicuvu