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Akapusi Qera has been named Fiji captain for Saturday's showdown with Wales

Akapusi Qera has been named Fiji captain for Saturday's showdown with Wales

Akapusi Qera has been named Fiji captain for Saturday's showdown with Wales

Former Gloucester back-row forward Akapusi Qera will captain Fiji in Saturday's Millennium Stadium clash against Wales.

Qera leads a side that also includes powerful Leicester back Vereniki Goneva and the Ospreys' Josh Matavesi.

Goneva features in midfield alongside Nemani Nadolo, while Matavesi lines up at fly-half, where his half-back partner will be Glasgow star Nikola Matawalu.

Fiji, Rugby World Cup pool opponents for Wales next year, have arrived in Cardiff following a 40-15 defeat against France last weekend.

Fiji drew 16-16 with Wales on their last Millennium Stadium visit four years ago.

Team: M Talebula; W Nayacalevu, V Goneva, N Nadolo, A Tikoirotuma; J Matavesi, N Matawalu; C Ma'afu, S Koto, M Saulo, L Nakarawa, A Ratuniyarawa, D Waqaniburotu, A Qera (capt), M Matadigo.

Replacements: T Talemaitoga, J Yanuyanutawa, I Colati, T Cavubati, M Ravulo, H Seniloli, J Ralulu, T Nagusa.