4 Jun 2010

Fiji forced to leave two players behind

1:06 pm on 4 June 2010

Fiji's been forced to make two changes to its side for Saturday's rugby Test against Australia in Canberra, after two players were denied visas because of alleged military links.

Prop Alefoso Yalayalatabua and halfback Nikola Matawalu were the two left behind.

The Australian government has strict travel sanctions on Fijian military personnel following the abolishing of the Pacific Island's constitution last year and the military's removal of its elected government in 2006.