Flying Fijians Northern Tour 2021

Autumn Nations Cup
Coach - Gareth Baber
Captain - Waisea Nayacalevu
record - 1-1-1
ranking - 11th (World Rugby)

The 2021 Flying Fijians Northern Tour presented a unique challenge for the FRU. Instead of risk players and coaching staff getting stranded in Europe, they hired a brand new coaching staff for the tour. The panel compromised of former Fiji Sevens coach Gareth Baber, former British and Irish Lions captain Rory Best amongst others.

All players would be sourced from the European competitions namely the Top 14, Pro D2, Premiership Rugby and United Rugby Championship. Only 1 player from the Southern Hemisphere was called into the squad. Debutant hooker Zuriel Togiatama from the Counties NPC side.

Attack

Tries Scored - 11
Points Scored - 81

Defense

Tries Conceded - 7
Points Conceded - 65
Estadio Nacional Complutense
November 6th 2021
02:00
Fiji
43-13
Spain

Tries: M.Kunavula 12, S.Tuicuvu 25, W.Nayacalevu 43, P.Ravai 47, A.Tuimaba 57, S.Matavesi 65, J.Tuisova 74
Conv: B.Volavola 4/7

Tries: M.Mora 3
Conv: B.Guemes 1/1
Pen: B.Guemes 2/2

Principality Stadium, Cardiff
November 14th 2021
03:15
Fiji
23-38
Wales

Tries: W.Nayacalevu 4, 57
Conv: B.Volavola 2/2
Pen: B.Volavola 3/4

Tries: R.Elias 11, 63, A Cuthbert 67, L.Rees-Zammit 74, L.Williams 82
Conv: D.Biggar 2/3, C.Sheedy 2/2

Estadio El Deleite
21st November 2021
02:30
Fiji
15-15
Georgia

Tries: A.Tuimaba, V.Mata
Conv: B.Volavola 1/2
Pen: B.Volavola 1/1

Pen: T.Abzhandadze 5/6

Albert Tuisue

London Irish

Premiership

Fiji's Mr Aggressor Albert Tuisue, currently playing for London Irish in Premiership Rugby.

Masivesi Dakuwaqa

Montpellier (French Top 14)

Top 14

Masi the "Shark God" Dakuwaqa

Sam Matavesi

Northampton Saints

Premiership

Northampton Saints and Flying Fijians front rower Sam Matavesi.

Viliame Mata

Edinburgh Rugby

United Rugby Ch.

Olympic Gold Medallist Viliame Mata

Setariki Tuicuvu

CA Brive (France Top 14)

Top 14

Rakaviti profile of Flying Fijians and Brive fullback Setariki Tuicuvu. Known for his footwork and elusiveness. See more

Tevita Ratuva

Scarlets (Pro 14)

Top 14

Young Flying Fijians lock Tevita Ratuva is known for his strong carries and great lineout work. See his profile here

Waisea Nayacalevu

Stade Francais (France)

Top 14

Profile of Flying Fijians centre Waisea Nayacalevu. Waisea is a former &'s representative and represented Fiji at the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.

Zuriel Togiatama

Drua

Super Rugby

Counties Manukau NPC hooker Zuriel Togiatama. Known for his workrate and jackling ability. See more here

Mesake Doge

Dragons (Pro 14)

United Rugby Ch.

Rakaviti profile of hardworking Flying Fijians prop Mesake Doge. See more here

Peni Ravai

Bordeaux-Begles (France)

Top 14

Bordeaux and Flying Fijians prop Peni Ravai.

Lee Roy Atalifo

Edinburgh

United Rugby Ch.

Rakaviti profile of Edinburgh and Flying Fijians prop LeeRoy Atalifo. See all career and season statistics here.

Mesulame Kunavula

Edinburgh

United Rugby Ch.

Mesulame Kunavula represents Fiji at both Sevens and Fifteens Rugby. He is currently with Scottish club side Edinburgh. See his profile here

Eneriko Buliruarua

La Rochelle

Top 14

Rakaviti profile of Flying Fijians centre Eneriko Buliruarua. Known for his powerful carries and running ability. See his profile here

Apisai Naqaliva

ASM Clermont (French Top 14)

Top 14

Naitasiri powerhouse centre Apisai Naqalevu is a former Fiji Sevens player and current Top 14 centre for ASM Clermont. See his profile here

Ben Volavola

USA Perpignan (French D2)

Top 14

Flying Fijians fly-half Ben Volavola is the man tasked with steering the star studded Fiji backline around the park. See his profile here

Luke Tagi

Provence

Pro D2

Rakaviti profile of former Fijian Drua prop Luke Tagi. Known for his outrageous offloads and athleticism for a man his size. See more here

Eroni Sau

Provence (Pro D2)

Pro D2

Eroni "The Sledgehammer" Sau is known for his brutal defense and tackle breaking abilities. See his profile here

Temo Mayanavanua

Lyon

Top 14

Flying Fijians lock Temo Mayanavanua featured for Fiji in the Barbarians match in 2019 and won selection at the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup.

Eroni Mawi

Saracens (UK)

Premiership

Flying Fijians loose head prop Eroni Mawi displays all the characteristics of a future leader for the national side. See his profile here

Henry Spring

Stade Francais

T14 Academy

Profile of Fijian hooker Henry Spring. See full profile including career and season statistics here at Rakaviti.com

Leone Nakarawa

Toulon

Top 14

Flying Fijians vice captain Leone Nakarawa is known for his unbelievable skill and offloading ability. He has represented Fiji at three World Cups. See his profile here

Api Ratuniyarawa

Northampton Saints

Premiership

Flying Fijians lock forward Api Ratuniyarawa.

Frank Lomani

Northampton Saints

Premiership

Flying Fijians scrum-half Frank Lomani. A graduate of the NRC 2018 Champion Fijian Drua squad.

Josua Tuisova

Lyon OU (French Top 14)

Top 14

The epitome of power.

Niko Matawalu

Glasgow Warriors

Pro D2

Dynamic Flying Fijians scrumhalf and personality Niko Matawalu. See full profile including statistics here
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