Ryan names strong team

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Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s coach, Ben Ryan has named a very strong team for the Paris and Lon­don 7s tour­na­ments. Mak­ing a re­turn to the squad are Save­naca Rawaca, Isake Ka­toni­bau, Pio Tui­wai and Vil­iame Mata. Other play­ers re­tained from the Sin­ga­pore Sev­ens are Osea Kolin­isau, Vatemo Ravou­vou, Sere­maia Tuwai, Amenoni Nasi­lasila, Ki­tione Taliga, Jasa Vere­malua, Ma­sivesi Dakuwaqa and Api­sai Do­mo­lailai Team man­ager Ropate Kau­vesi high­lighted this was a very strong team. “One of our tar­gets is to de­fend the World Sev­ens Series and we have to­tal con­fi­dence in the play­ers se­lected that they would be able to do the job,”he said. “The play­ers also un­der­stand the chal­lenge ahead of them.” The FRU con­firmed that the fol­low­ing over­seas play­ers will be join­ing the team camp in Lon­don be­fore they move to Paris. Leone Nakarawa Jo­sua Tuisova Waisea Nay­a­calevu Samisoni Viriviri Semi Ku­natani After, a week’s camp in Lon­don, Ryan will then name the fi­nal 12 play­ers to par­tic­i­pate in the Paris 7s. Kau­vesi, high­lighted that the one camp in Lon­don would be tough as play­ers will via for the 12 spots for the Paris 7s. FRU chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John O’Con­nor, con­grat­u­lated the play­ers on their se­lec­tion and wished them well.

Voda­fone Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Pradeep Lal said, ‘‘Voda­fone is truly proud of the team’s achieve­ment thus far and wishes them well for the fi­nal leg. We urge the fans to get be­hind our boys as we take on the fi­nal hur­dle in our ti­tle de­fence. “

“The in­clu­sion of the over­seas based play­ers is in­ter­est­ing since it will cre­ate com­pe­ti­tion within the team for the fi­nal se­lec­tion which will lift the stan­dard of all the play­ers and boost the per­for­mance of the team.” The team de­parts on Wed­nes­day. Source: Fiji Rugby Union

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