My family hell! : England winger Joe Cokanasiga on the Government's refusal to grant his ex-soldier father a visa

With a father stranded in Fiji because of bureaucracy and a mother recovering from a brain tumour, the least of Joe Cokanasiga’s worries in 2020 have been about his personal injury recovery.

In October, the Bath wing finally returned to rugby after splitting a tendon in his knee at the 2019 World Cup.

But that long quest paled into insignificance when considering the fractures his family have faced this year.

Cokanasiga has not seen his father, Ilaitia, for 12 months.

The last time was at sister Misi’s wedding in Fiji last December.