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Last Updated: Friday, 24 October, 2003, 06:44 GMT 07:44 UK
Fiji suffer double blow
Waisale Serevi
Serevi injured himself 10 minutes into the Japan game
Fijian fly-half Waisale Serevi and flanker Alivere Mocelutu have been ruled out of the World Cup because of injury.

Serevi came off just 10 minutes into the 41-13 win over Japan on Thursday with a shoulder complaint.

An X-ray later revealed he had suffered a broken collarbone, while Mocelutu is out with a fractured right forearm.

The news is a massive blow ahead of the Fijians' must-win game against Scotland on 1 November.

The Pacific Islanders must beat the Scots to keep alive any hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

There are also doubts over the fitness of scrum-half Sami Rabaka, who broke a small bone in his right hand against the Japanese.

But Rabaka will play if necessary against the Scots.

"This is very disappointing for the whole squad," a team spokesman said.

"The core of the team has been together for a long time and to lose two players like this is disappointing for everyone."





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