November 23, 2017
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Tuwai leads, pair to make debut

World Sevens Player of the Year nominee Jerry Tuwai has been chosen to lead Fiji’s campaign in the opening leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series in Dubai and South Africa early next month.

The Olympic gold medalist was top choice for captaincy role after successfully leading the Fijians to defend their Oceania 7s title on home soil a fortnight ago in Suva.

Fijian Drua wing Eroni Sau and impressive Tabadamu forward Apenisa Cakaunivalu are two players named in the squad while Drua Captain John Stewart has also made the final cut.

Regulars Vatemo Ravouvou, Kalione Nasoko, Apisai Domolailai, Waisea Nacuqu, Amenoni Nasilasila, Mesulame Kunavula and Jasa Veremalua add experience and depth to the squad.

The Gareth Baber coached side left our shores yesterday and will open its campaign in Dubai against Russia next Friday at 7.06pm before meeting Wales at 10.06pm and wrapping up pool play against Australia at 4.06am on Saturday.

Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team- Apisai Domolailai, Mesulame Kunavula, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Paula Dranisinukula, Josua Vakurinabili, Jasa Veremalua, Jerry Tuwai , Vatemo Ravouvou, Waisea Nacuqu, Kalione Nasoko, John Stewart, Eroni Sau, Amenoni Nasilasila.

By Reginald Chandar

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