Fiji Lose Demolition Man For Second All Blacks Check

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Fiji's influential captain Levani Botia has been compelled out of the second Take a look at in opposition to the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday due to damage, with lock Leone Nakarawa elevated to steer the aspect. Botia, https://bibliocrunch.com/profile/highsecuritylock/ who is nicknamed "Demolition Man" and plays for French club La Rochelle, had not recovered from a knee harm suffered earlier within the week, coach Vern Cotter mentioned when naming his aspect Thursday. Riko Buliruarua, who plays for Brive in France, replaces Botia and will accomplice Waisea Nayacalegu in the centres. Botia's fierce tackling will likely be missed by Fiji, with Cotter blaming slack defence for allowing the All Blacks to pull away within the second half to a 57-23 victory in the first Take a look at in Dunedin last weekend. Cotter stated of the lopsided scoreline. Different adjustments within the backline see Frank Lomani coming in at scrum-half with Setareki Tuicuvu beginning on the right-wing ahead of Eroni Sau. In the one change to the ahead pack that troubled the All Blacks for much of the first Test, Peceli Yato takes over from Albert Tuisue on the again of the scrum. Kini Murimurivalu; Setareki Tuicuvu, Waisea Nayacalevu, Eneriko Buliruarua, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani; Peceli Yato, Mesulame Kunavula, Johnny Dyer; Leone Nakarawa (capt), Temo Mayanavanua; Mesake Doge, Sam Matavesi, Peni Ravai. Replacements: Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Leeroy Atalifo, Albert Tuisue, Kitione Kamikamica, Moses Sorovi, Teti Tela, Manasa Mataele.