7s Stars Go For Bone Check

The tough France­based player picked up a ham­string

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Anasilini Ratuva

From left, Ma­sivesi Dakuwaqa, Api­sai Do­mo­lailai and Amenoni Nasi­lasila wait for their turn yes­ter­day to be ex­am­ined by a chi­ro­prac­tor in Lon­don. They were be­ing phys­i­cally checked to see if they are fit for the last tour­na­ment of the Word Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries which kicks off on Satur­day night. Semi Ku­natani has been ruled out be­cause of a ham­string. Do­mo­lailai has been sus­pended for three games af­ter his red card in Paris. Leone Nakarawa and Jo­sua Tuisova have re­turned to their clubs, which could open the door for Jar­ryd Hayne to be named in the fi­nal 12 of the Lon­don 7s.

The tough France-based player picked up a ham­string in­jury in their first pool match against Samoa in the Sin­ga­pore 7s last month. He also missed last weekend’s Paris Sev­ens.

The Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s team suf­fered a set­back as for­ward Semi Ku­natani has been ruled out of this weekend’s Lon­don 7s. This was con­firmed yes­ter­day by team man­ager Ropate Kau­vesi. “Ku­natani is still in­jured and is not up for se­lec­tion,” he said. The tough France-based player picked up a ham­string in­jury in their first pool match against Samoa in the Sin­ga­pore 7s last month. He also missed last weekend’s Paris Sev­ens. Ku­natani’s ab­sence means an op­por­tu­nity for Pio Tuwai, Ma­sivesi Dakuwaqa or Vili Mata to stamp their mark at Twick­en­ham.

DO­MO­LAILAI SUS­PEN­SION

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s for­ward Api­sai Do­mo­lailai copped a three match sus­pen­sion af­ter he copped a red card dur­ing the Paris Sev­ens. He was sent off for a spear tackle on Fi­jian­born France winger Vir­imi Vakatawa dur­ing the Cup quar­ter­fi­nal, which Fiji won 22-5. Kau­vesi said Do­mo­lailai did not play in the fi­nal against Samoa and would miss the first two matches of the Lon­don 7s, if he is se­lected in the 12-mem­ber squad.

Photo: Ian Muir

Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s rep Semi Ku­natani.

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