Rasaku to feature for World 15s

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Fiji’s Kaminieli Rasaku breaks through the defense for a try on day one of the Dubai Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens 2021 men’s competition on November 26, 2021. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

Former Fiji 7s player and World Cup winner Kaminieli Rasaku has been called in to feature for the World 15s against the Barbarians this weekend.

He has been called upon by the former All Black coach Steve Hansen to replace the Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete, who has pulled out for this weekend Cup clash at Twickenham.

Rasaku who plays for Bayonne in France will be joining other Fijian players such as Semi Radradra, Viliame Mata and Api Ratuniyarawa.

The Barbarians side will have the services of Samu Kerevi and Seta Tamanivalu.

Teams

Barbarians

Forwards: Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers and England), Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby, Wales, British & Irish Lions), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales, British & Irish Lions), Stephan Lewies (Harlequins and South Africa), Steven Luatua (Bristol Bears and New Zealand), Enrique Pieretto (Glasgow Warriors and Argentina), Carlu Sadie (Cell C Sharks), Rob Simmons (London Irish and Australia), Harry Thacker (Bristol Bears), Sione Vailanu (Glasgow Warriors and Tonga), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons Rugby and Wales), Alex Waller (Northampton Saints), Tom West (Leicester Tigers), Hiroki Yamamoto (Toshiba Brave Lupus and Japan) Backs: Gareth Anscombe (Ospreys and Wales), Quade Cooper (Hanazono Kintetsu Liners and Australia), Aaron Cruden (Tokyo Sungoliath and New Zealand), Francois Hougaard (Saracens and South Africa), Samu Kerevi (Tokyo Sungoliath and Australia), Tevita Li (Tokyo Sungoliath), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs and England), Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons and England), Seta Tamanivalu (Toshiba Brave Lupus and Fiji)

WORLD XV

Forwards: Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland), Niccolo Cannone (Benetton Rugby and Italy), Elliot Dee (Dragons Rugby and Wales), Allan Dell (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland), Harry Hockings (Tokyo Sungoliath), Wyn Jones (Scarlets Rugby, Wales, British & Irish Lions), Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors and Scotland), Michele Lamaro (Benetton Rugby and Italy), Viliame Mata (Edinburgh Rugby and Fiji), Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby and Italy), Api Ratuniyarawa (London Irish and Fiji), Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs) Backs: Bryn Hall (Shizuoka Blue Revs), Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby and Scotland), Israel Folau (Urayasu D-Rocks and Tonga), Ngani Laumape (Kobelco Kobe Steelers and New Zealand), Sbu Nkosi (Vodacom Bulls and South Africa), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets Rugby and Wales), Nick Phipps (Green Rockets Tokatsu and Australia), Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears and Tonga), Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears and Fiji), Kaminieli Rasaku (Bayonne, France)

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