Flying Fijians fly-half Caleb Muntz has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after sustaining a knee injury during the team’s training run on Monday.
Head Coach Simon Raiwalui has confirmed “On Monday, Caleb sustained a knee injury in a non-contact session and is out of the Rugby World Cup.
Raiwalui said “It’s most devastating for us as a group and for Caleb, he has worked so hard for the past two years with the Fijian Drua and for Flying Fijians. We feel for him as a young man he misses the opportunity so close to the Rugby World Cup.”
He added “We have got 33 players and we have the utmost confidence in them. Once we name the team for the match against Wales we will have utmost faith in whom we have selected.”
Muntz made his debut for the Flying Fijians against Tonga this year and since then has been a vital part of the team in its preparation for the Rugby World Cup in France.
Raiwalui said there are a few players outside the current group they are looking at as options for replacement and will make a decision in the next couple of days.
Source: FRU Press Release