SWANSEA, 25 Sept – A knee injury sustained by Fiji wing Waisea Nayacalevu during the 28-13 Pool A defeat by Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday has forced the 25-year-old out of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Nayacalevu's departure was confirmed by Fiji coach John McKee. 

Nayacalevu (pictured), who also featured in Fiji's 35-11 defeat by England at Twickenham in the opening game of the RWC 2015 on 18 September, is to return to his French club, Stade Francais, for treatment and rehabilitation.

Bruising

France-based Timoci Nagusa will join the Fiji squad to replace Nayacalevu. Nagusa has been playing on the wing for French club Montpellier since 2010.

McKee said scrum-half Nikola Matawalu, who suffered bruising to his lower back against Australia, is expected to be available for training and selection.

Fiji's next Pool A fixture is against Wales at Millennium Stadium on Thursday.

RNS ajr/svw/ns