July 24, 2021
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Wainiqolo among top 10 at Olympics

Fiji 7s winger Jiuta Wainiqolo is rated amongst the top 10 players to watch out at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics which kicks off on Monday.

World rugby selected five men and female players who will be a storm at the Olympics.

Having switched over from 15s to 7s, the 22-year-old (Wainiqolo) impressed as Fiji swept all before them to win the Oceania Sevens on the eve of the Olympics.

His exceptional running game and ability to beat defenders has earned him a move to Top 14 French giants Toulon for the 2021/22 season.

While it will be fascinating to watch how Rugby World Cup 2019 stars like Samu Kerevi and Semi Radradra transfer their skills in 15s to rugby sevens at the Olympics, there is so much talent in all of the squads it would be wrong to focus entirely on those perceived to be the ‘household’ names.

Jordan Conroy-Ireland Men, Matías Osadczuk-Argentina Men, Jc Pretorius-South Africa Men, Ethan Waddleton, Great Britain Men,

Shannon Izar-France Women, Jas Joyce-Great Britain Women, Ariana Ramsey-USA Women, Portia Woodman-New Zealand Women, Elena Zdrokova-Russian Women

By Romeka Romena 


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