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Fiji duo finally have chance to play

Leicester Tigers duo Nemani Nadolo and Kini Murimurivalu are both included in the Fiji team for the Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia on Saturday.

A Covid outbreak in the Fiji camp before their scheduled Round 1 clash with France and the 14-day isolation period has kept the Pacific Islanders off the pitch so far in the autumn tournament, but coach Vern Cotter is now finally able to prepare for a run-out in Edinburgh.

Nadolo is named on the wing for his international return, with Murimurivalu at full-back.

“It was so disappointing to be ruled out of the group stage as we were looking forward to getting stuck into this competition,” said Cotter. “But we have had our stand-down and I think it will pick up during the week and we will put in a performance to be proud of, to represent Fijian rugby and the country.”

Club colleague Shalva Mamukashvili starts in the Georgia front row.