May 04, 2017
  Follow @ Twitter

4 new faces in Fiji 7s team for last leg

Four new players have been added to Fiji’s final team to the last leg of the 2016/2017 HSBC World 7s Series in Paris and London.

The 14 member team sees the inclusion of Wardens forward Josua Vakurinabuli, Tabadamu’s rover Samu Bale, Army forward Paula Dranisinukula and Uluinakau Babas wing Glen Cakautini while ten other players named today by Coach Gareth Baber have been retained from the previous tournaments.

The team has been through some grueling training sessions in preparation for the last two tournaments and Baber says with the assistance of the senior players, the new boys have been able to fit in very well and very quickly to the team environment.

“I am happy that the players have adapted well to the training sessions and that the senior players are assisting the new boys adapt to the challenging environment of the World 7s Series,” he said.

“We have all learnt a lot from each other this season and the three new players will have an opportunity to be exposed to the high intensity environment.”

“Going into these last two tournaments I am confident that the team selected will play to the best of their ability and make everyone proud.” This will be probably the youngest team we are taking to the series but we are building the team for next year and the future, Baber added.

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team will depart our shores for Paris, tomorrow.

The team- Mesulame Kunavula, Kalione Nasoko, Setareki Bituniyata, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josua Vakurinabili, Paula Dranisinukula, Jasa Veremalua, Jerry Tuwai, Waisea Nacuqu, Vatemo Ravouvou, Osea Kolinisau, Samu Bale, Glen Cakautini, Amenoni Nasilasila.

By Reginald Chandar



Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


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



Japan 7s for local tourney exposure
The Japan men’s rugby 7s team will take part in this weekend’s Duavata Sevens Tournament.
Navua expects fiery southern derby
Navua assistant coach Neel Singh said they were well aware they would face a raging Suva side when they meet during their Digicel Premier League.
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.