The Fiji rugby team has had to change its line up after Australia Visa issues.
03 June 2010
Australian Visa woes for Fiji rugby team
The Fiji rugby team has been forced to make changes for Saturday’s test against Australia in Canberra after an Australia Visa issue for two players.
Prop Alefoso Yalayalatabua and scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu were denied an Australia Visa because of alleged military links. The Australian media has reported that both are involved in the Fiji navy.
Australian and New Zealand governments passed travel sanctions on people with links to the Fiji military regime that staged a coup in 2006.
Vesi Rarawa and Rupeni Nasiga has been named as replacements.