Nemani Nadolo returns to Fiji squad for Autumn Nations Cup

Nemani Nadolo had earlier announced retirement from international rugby in 2019
Nemani Nadolo had earlier announced retirement from international rugby in 2019

Winger Nemani Nadolo has come out of international retirement as he is set to play for Fiji in the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup that kicks-off next month.

Nadolo has played 29 Tests for Fiji between 2010 and 2018 and had quit international rugby in February last year but now has return back to the fold in Vern Cotter's 32-man squad.

Since his retirement, he has played a season for Montpellier and is currently part of Leicester Tigers with his experience of playing in Europe will be a huge benefit to Fiji as they look to compete in the eight-team tournament.

The squad also contains nine local based players - Tevita Ikanivere, Samuela Tawake, Jone Koroiduadua, Chris Minimbi, Manueli Ratuniyarawa, Peni Matawalu, Simione Kuruvoli, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre and Serupepeli Vularika - who were part of the Skipper Cup and also trained with Fiji Academy.

The squad will face France in a warm-up game on 25th October and are grouped in Pool B that also has France, Italy and Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup that kicks-off on 13th November.

Fiji squad:

Forwards: Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Haereiti Hetet, Mesulame Dolokoto, Sam Matavesi, Tevita Ikanivere, Samuela Tawake, Mesake Doge, Jone Koroiduadua, Tevita Ratuva, Leone Nakarawa, Temo Mayanavanua, Chris Minimbi, Mesulame Kunavula, Kitione Kamikamica, Johnny Dyer, Albert Tuisue, Manueli Ratuniyarawa, Lekima Tagitagivalu

Backs: Frank Lomani, Peni Matawalu, Simione Kuruvoli, Ben Volavola, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, Semi Radradra, Levani Botia, Serupepeli Vularika, Jale Vatubua, Waisea Nayacalevu, Nemani Nadolo, Josua Tuisova, Kini Murimurivalu