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Scarlets prop Deacon Manu will captain Fiji against England on Saturday

Last Updated: 06/11/12 10:17am

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Deacon Manu: Will retain the captaincy for Fiji against England on Saturday

Deacon Manu: Will retain the captaincy for Fiji against England on Saturday

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Scarlets prop Deacon Manu will captain Fiji against England in Saturday's opening QBE International at Twickenham.

The experienced 33-year-old skippered his country during their 2010 tour of Europe and also led them at last year's World Cup.

Fiji coach Inkike Male said: "Manu has led the team before and has shown good leadership skills.

"With his experience and the respect the boys have in him, I am confident that he has the qualities in him to not only lead the front row, but the whole team."

Manu played for the Waikato Chiefs and represented New Zealand Maoris against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2005 before making the move to Wales in 2009.

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