Osborne returns for Fiji

Highlanders wing Patrick Osborne returns to the Fiji starting lineup for the clash with Scotland at ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday.

Osborne was on club duty with the Highlanders for their match against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday 13 June and could not take part in the 22-19 victory over Italy last weekend.

Osborne replaces Vereniki Goneva on the wing with Goneva dropping out of the matchday 23. Josua Tuisova takes the place of Timoci Nagusa on the opposite wing. 

Albert Vulivuli comes into the side in place of Eroni Vasiteri. Peceli Yato comes in for Nemani Nagusa at flank while Akapusi Qera moves to number eight.

Tevita Cavubati will start at lock at the expense of Apisalome Ratuniyarawa while Sunia Koto starts at hooker in place of Tuapati Talemaitoga.

Fiji: 15 Kini Murimurivalu, 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Albert Vulivuli, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Serupepeli Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera (c), 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 3 Kalivati Tawake, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Peni Ravai
Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Mosese Ducivaki, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 John Stewart, 23 Benito Masilevu

Date: Saturday, June 24
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Suva
Kick-Off: 14:30 local (02:30 GMT)
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Will Houston (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)

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