Ultimate XV: FIJI - The Best of the Flying Fijians - Ruck

Ultimate XV: FIJI – The Best of the Flying Fijians

Completing our trilogy of Pacific Island rugby nations, we take a look at Fiji, and the potential starting XV they could take into the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Following World Rugby’s new eligibility laws, internationally capped rugby players can represent a new nation, after a three year ‘stand-down’ period.

Tonga and Samoa have already provided us with star-studded ‘Ultimate XVs’, and the ‘Flying Fijians’ look to be no different.

With exciting stars across the top European and Super Rugby clubs, Fiji is already a more than established name within the international game. However, just how good could they be?

Here is the Ultimate XV of Fiji:


Back Three

15. Juita Wainiqolo (Fiji 7s – Olympic Gold Medal Winner)

14. Sevu Reece (All Blacks)

11. Marika Koroibete (Australia)


13. Virimi Vakatawa (France)

12. Semi Radradra (Fiji)


10. Ben Volavola (Fiji)

9. Moses Sorovi (Australia Schoolboys and Fiji)

Front Row

Sam Matavesi of Northampton Saints is tackled by Jack Yeandle, Captain of Exeter Chiefs during the Gallagher Premiership Match between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park on 25 September 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK
  1. George Bower (All Blacks)

2. Sam Matavesi (Royal Navy and Fiji)

3. Peni Ravai (Fiji)


Try celebrations for Albert Tuisue of London Irish during the Premiership Rugby Cup match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at The Brentford Community Stadium, London on 26 April 2022 (Photo: Danny Loo/PPAUK)

4. Albert Tuisuie (Fiji)

5. Seru Uru (Australia)

Back Row

Try Celebrations for Nathan Hughes of Bristol Bears of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Newcastle Falcons at Ashton Gate on 1 Jan. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

6. Nathan Hughes (England)

7. Pita Gus Sowakula (All Blacks)

8. Hoskins Sotutu (All Blacks)