17 Nov 2010

Visa problems hamper Flying Fijians' preparation

1:39 pm on 17 November 2010

Visa problems are providing some headaches for the Fijian rugby team ahead of this weekends test against Wales in Cardiff.

The Flying Fijians lost the opening match of their European Tour 34-12 to France on Sunday morning with head coach Sam Domoni saying they let themselves down in giving away a couple of soft tries.

The majority of the squad has since made it to the Welsh capital for Saturday's match at the Millenium Stadium.

However Sam Domini says a few players have been held up in France.

"There's a couple of guys that are still stuck over there with Visa problems - they need their Visa to come back this way - so given the squad that we've got - we've got a good squad here - the first well-balanced squad that we've taken overseas - yeah, it should be good."

Sam Domoni says he's confident the delayed players will be available for selection this weekend and aside from a few bumps and bruises there's no injury concerns in the team.

Meanwhile England have released eight players from their squad preparing for Sunday's test against Samoa at Twickenham.