Flying Fijians coach Vern Cotter will announce his team to compete in the new Autumn International tournament in due course

The 58-year-old hinted that Crusaders duo George Bower and Manasa Mataele could be in line for a call-up.

The 28- year-old Bower, was born in New Zealand to Fijian parents and featured in the North versus South Island clash two weeks ago, while 23-year-old Mataele, made his Super Rugby debut in 2017 but has only made two appearances since a major knee injury last year.

Cotter also explained picking former international referee Glen Jackson among the assistant coaches who will help guide Fiji at at the eight-team Autumn Nations Cup in Britain.

The others include former All Blacks center and New South Wales Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson, Scotland-born former Springboks assistant Richard Gray and Jason Ryan, former forwards coach at the Super Rugby powerhouse Crusaders.

Flying Fijians will play France, Italy and Scotland in November along with a test against England, Wales, Ireland or Georgia in December.

Fiji opens their Nations Cup campaign against France on 15 November.

Fiji will play France, Italy and Scotland in November along with a test against England, Wales, Ireland or Georgia in December.

The matches have been organised after COVID-19 restrictions prevented the southern hemisphere teams going on their usual end-of-season tours of Europe.

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