November 23, 2017
  Follow @ Twitter

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


Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!



7s qualification pathway confirmed
International Olympic Committee and World Rugby have confirmed the Rugby Sevens qualification pathway for Tokyo 2020.
Lautoka set to sign Ba duo
Top Ba striker Samuela Nabenia and rugged defender Manasa Nawakula are set to join Lautoka in this transfer window.
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.