Sport: Second Fiji player ruled out of World Cup

1:54 pm on 28 September 2015

Prop Isei Colati has become the second Flying Fijians player to be ruled out of the Rugby World Cup.

The 31-year-old injured his left knee during training in Swansea and has been ruled out of Fiji's remaining pool matches against Wales and Uruguay.

Colati came off the bench in Fiji's first two World Cup matches against England and Australia.

Flying Fijians prop Isei Colati [R] waves goodbye to the Rugby World Cup.

Flying Fijians prop Isei Colati [R] waves goodbye to the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AFP

Taniela Koroi will join the Flying Fijians camp tomorrow from Italian club Mogliano as Colati's replacement.

Winger Waisea Nayacalevu was ruled out of the tournament last week after injuring his right knee against the Wallabies.

Flying Fijians wing Waisea Nayacalevu.

Flying Fijians wing Waisea Nayacalevu. Photo: Fiji Rugby

His replacement, Timoci Nagusa, got the call-up on Friday morning in the French Alps and was at the team hotel later that night.

"The atmosphere here is really great, especially coming off the kind of performance we put against Australia. I've been in the [Flying Fijians] system since 2008 and coming in now, since I missed out on injury in the Pacific Nations Cup, when I came into camp it's very different. The boys are psyched up because they've been together for two months - everyone is on a high, everyone is happy.

"My focus right now is trying to blend in with the team and what they have done for the past two months and try and do my best with the experience I bring in. I know I can add in some of the things I think I know I can improve on as a backline"

Montpellier wing Timoci Nagusa has been called into Fiji's Rugby World Cup squad.

Montpellier wing Timoci Nagusa has been called into Fiji's Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: AFP

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