Fijian Rugby
Three new faces in Fiji squad
ESPNscrum Staff
October 10, 2010
Clermont Auvergne wing Napolioni Nalaga on the charge during a pre-season friendly, Clermont Auvergne v Bourgoin, Nyon, July 30, 2010
Napolioni Nalaga has been called up by Fiji © Getty Images
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Fiji coach Sam Domoni has named three new caps among a host of familiar names for their European tour in November.

The Fijians face France on November 13, Wales on November 19 and Italy on November 27, with props Setefano Somoca and Vesi Rarawa joining North Harbour back-rower Malakai Ravulo in being selected for the first time.

Domoni admitted that the front-row is a problem for the squad and hopes that Somoca and Rarawa will provide competition for Scarlets tight-head Deacon Manu and Campese Ma'afu, brother of Wallaby Salesi.

"It's no secret the front-row continues to be a major worry for us on the international stage and while we may have a solid platform with Deacon Manu and Campese Ma'afu it's important we develop depth in the front-row with players like Somoca and Rarawa who've been our top performers throughout the 2010 season,'' Domoni told AP.

Elsewhere, there are call ups for Gloucester flanker Akapusi Qera, Sale No.8 Sisa Koyamaibole, Clermont wing Napolioni Nalaga, Castres centre Seremaia Bai and Saracens midfielder Kameli Ratuvou.

Fiji: Forwards: Graham Dewes, Campese Maafu, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Viliame Veikoso, Setefano Somoca, Deacon Manu, Vesi Rarawa, Ifereimi Rawaqa, Wame Lewaravu, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Semisi Naevo, Malakai Ravulo, Akapusi Qera, Jimilai Naikadawa, Sisa Koyamaibole, Jone Qovu

Backs: Nemia Kenatale, Seveci Taka, Josh Matavesi, Taniela Rawaqa, Seru Rabeni, Seremaia Bai, Ropate Ratu, Saula Radidi, Michael Tagicakibau, Napolioni Nalaga, Vereniki Goneva, Sireli Naqelevuki, Norman Ligairi, Kameli Ratuvou

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