The 29-year-old, who at present plays for Pau in the French Top 14, was because of connection up with mentor Vern Cotter’s Fiji crew in Limoges on Wednesday yet said rather that he was turning down the determination.

In an announcement, Vatubua said he did “not wish to take an interest in this visit for individual reasons and after counsel with his mentor”.

The get-together in Limoges was the first to be held by Cotter since his arrangement the previous winter.

Fiji start their Autumn Nations Cup crusade against France on November 15. They will likewise meet Scotland and Italy.

Vatubua, who has gathered 19 covers since his global introduction in 2017, is the subsequent Fiji community to pull out of the competition, following Semi Radradra, who endured a thigh injury during Bristol’s succesful hurry to the European Challenge Cup last.

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