Mata and Atalifo named in Fiji squad for Autumn Nations Series

Mata and Atalifo named in Fiji squad for Autumn Nations Series

Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter has named Viliame Mata (back-row) and Lee-Roy Atalifo (tighthead prop) in his 31-man squad for upcoming Autumn Nations Series Tests against Scotland, Ireland and French Barbarians.

Mata returned to fitness at the start of the season following a nine-month injury lay-off and has looked back to his impactful best in the number 8 jersey.

Atalifo has yet to feature this campaign and joins a squad littered with international talent, with the  Flying Fijians set to visit BT Murrayfield on Saturday 5 November (kick-off 1pm).

Cotter said: “We have been watching the Northern Hemisphere players playing and we are quite happy that a lot of them have been getting game time for their respective clubs overseas.

“It’s a great opportunity to play the number one team in the world, Ireland, followed by Scotland who is always hard to beat at home and French Barbarians will be a very tough opponent.”

Loosehead Prop 
Haereiti Hetet
Eroni Mawi
Livai Natave

Tevita Ikanivere
Mesulame Dolokoto
Sam Matavesi

Tighthead Prop
Manasa Saulo
Leeroy Atalifo
Luke Tagi

Temo Mayanavanua
Isoa Nasilasila
Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
Leone Ratuisolia

Viliame Mata
Kitione Kamikamica
Albert Tuisue

Peni Matawalu
Simione Kuruvoli
Frank Lomani

Teti Tela

Utility Back
Sireli Maqala
Vilimoni Botitu

Levani Botia
Kalaveti Ravouvou
Waisea Nayacalevu
Semi Radradra

Jiuta Wainiqolo
Manasa Mataele
Vinaya Habosi

Full Back
Setareki Tuicuvu
Kini Murimurivalu


Saturday 5 November (kick-off 1pm BST)
Scotland vs Flying Fijians | BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Saturday 12 November (kick-off 1pm BST)
Ireland vs Flying Fijians | Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Saturday 19 November (Kick-off TBC)
French Barbarians vs Flying Fijians | Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille  

Spread the word

Newsletter Sign-up

Sign-up for our newsletter today to receive the latest updates, content and releases from Edinburgh Rugby.


Principal Partners