November 14, 2012
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Cakau is captain for second IRB 7s leg

By Sunil Sharma
Digicel Fiji 7s head coach, Alivereti Dere has named the experienced Setefano Cakau to lead the national side to the second leg of the 2012/2013 HSBC World Sevens series.

Between Cakau and Botia, Dere said the latter boasts a wealth of experience and is more matured.

“For him because of his experience and he is a more matured player. Cakau commands a lot of respect from the team especially the new boys,” Dere said.

Dere will name his traveling 12-member team on Friday. The team flies out next Wednesday for Dubai.  

Meanwhile, Dere said Alipate Ratini who was injured last weekend has been cleared by the doctor.

“He will however be resting for two days before he resumes full-on training with the rest of the players.”

Fiji currently leads the IRB 7s series with 22 points, New Zealand in second on 19 and South Africa on 17.

Fiji will face Spain in their opening pool game followed by Scotland then Kenya in the final pool match.

The Dubai leg will be played on the 30 November to 1 December and will be followed by the Port Elizabeth 7s on 8-9 December.


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