Radradra cleared to face Scotland

Semi Radradra works on some drills during the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians training session at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

FIJIAN rugby superstar Semi Radradra is cleared to represent the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians against Scotland this Sunday but would probably miss the remaining Test matches against France and Uruguay.

The former rugby league star was cited for a high challenge against Tolouse’s Sofiane Guitoune in their 44-0 win over Radradra’s Beaudeux in the Top 14 competition.

Radradra will be called for hearing on November 14 and will not be banned while waiting for the hearing.

This allows him to feature for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians against Scotland this weekend.

Meanwhile, Scotland prop GP Nel said the Fijians would be “hot to handle” this weekend. Fiji is yet to record a win against Scotland in Murrayfield and the host will do their best to maintain their unbeaten run at home. Speaking to BBC, Nel said “the whole team is dangerous”.

“It’s definitely not a team where it’s just going to happen,” said Nel.

“We need to be at our best on Saturday (Sunday Fiji time). Their whole team is dangerous, they are all good ball players and if I take it two years back when we played them, even their set-pieces are very good. They have come a long way.”

Forwards coach Danny Wilson told BBC that the Fijians have some talented individuals.

“Fiji has some fantastic and extremely dangerous individual rugby players, some of the biggest men you’ll see on a rugby field as well. So physically and defensively we have to be ready to deal with that,” he said.

Fijian players to watch are Radradra, Josua Tuisova, Frank Lomani, Alivereti Veitokani, Metuisela Talebula, Leone Nakarawa and Alivereti Veitokani.

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