Sireli joins Fiji

Stormers back Sireli Naqelevuki will play for Fiji in the George Sevens this weekend.

Jerry Burotu and Niumaia Cakacaka were injured in Fiji’s Dubai campaign where they were knocked out by New Zealand in the semis, with Naqelevuki now drafted in. Sevens was the version where Naqelevuki first made an impact, and with his form waning in the XVs code recently, Rassie Erasmus will be hoping this could provide a platform for a return to his best.

Naqelevuki joined the Fiji squad in George on Monday, and they will face Australia, Portugal and Russia in Group B on Friday. South Africa, who were knocked out in the Cup quarter-finals to Fiji, are in a group with Kenya, France and Zimbabwe and will need to improve greatly if they are to challenge for honours on home soil.