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. Two players were later added, Zuriel Togiatama from Counties Manukau and Moses Sorovi, former Queensland Reds halfback.


Tries Scored - 11
Points Scored - 81


Tries Conceded - 7
Points Conceded - 65
Estadio Nacional Complutense
November 6th 2021

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

Tries: W.Nayacalevu 4, 57
Conv: B.Volavola 2/2
Pen: B.Volavola 3/4
Eroni Sau 24
A.Tuisue 37, E.Mawi 62

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

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

Pen: T.Abzhandadze 5/6

Luke Tagi

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

Waisea Nayacalevu

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

Albert Tuisue


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

Zuriel Togiatama

Bunnings NPC

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

Masivesi Dakuwaqa

Top 14

Masi the "Shark God" Dakuwaqa

Henry Spring

T14 Academy

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

Niko Matawalu

Pro D2

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

Tevita Ratuva

Top 14

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

Peni Ravai

Top 14

Bordeaux and Flying Fijians prop Peni Ravai.

Eroni Sau

Pro D2

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

Api Ratuniyarawa


Flying Fijians lock forward Api Ratuniyarawa.

Lee Roy Atalifo

United Rugby Ch.

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

Josua Tuisova

Top 14

The epitome of power.

Sam Matavesi


Northampton Saints and Flying Fijians front rower Sam Matavesi.

Frank Lomani

Super Rugby

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

Apisai Naqaliva

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

Eneriko Buliruarua

Top 14

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

Leone Nakarawa

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

Eroni Mawi


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

Mesake Doge

United Rugby Ch.

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

Temo Mayanavanua

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.

Mesulame Kunavula

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

Ben Volavola

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

Setariki Tuicuvu

Top 14

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

Viliame Mata

United Rugby Ch.

Olympic Gold Medallist Viliame Mata