22nd November 06:01 AM
Setareki Tuicuvu to debut for Flying Fijians this weekend against Scotland
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Friday 09/11/2018
Clermont fullback Setareki Tuicuvu will start for Fiji against Scotland[Photo:RadioNZ]

Former Nadi fullback Setareki Tuicuvu will make his test debut this weekend in the Flying Fijians after being named to start in their Northern Rugby Tour opener against Scotland in Edinburgh.

Tuicuvu last played for Nadi in 2016 before joing his current French club Clermont.

The 23-year-old started his club games playing fullback for the Tovolea Rugby club in Nadi before joining the main club.

Tuicuvu is the only new face in the starting fifteen in the Flying Fijian, with hooker Mesulame Dolokoto poised to earn his first cap off the bench.

The Flying Fijians defeated Scotland 27‑22 when the teams clashed in Suva last year but have only won two of their nine previous meetings, and have never won at Murrayfield in four attempts.

Head coach John McKee said Fiji are looking forward to the challenge of breaking their duck against a Scottish team that was beaten by Wales.

The Flying Fijians will take on Scotland at 3.30am Sunday at Murrayfield Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Wallabies will take on Wales at 6.20am this Sunday, while the All Blacks will play England at 4am also on Sunday.

In other matches this Sunday, Georgia will play Italy at 3am South Africa will take on France at 8.45am while Samoa takes on USA at 6.30am and Ireland to play Argentina at 7.30am.

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