Four play­ers to go: Ryan

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our play­ers could be dropped from the Fi­jian na­tional 7s squad to­mor­row, says Ben Ryan. The na­tional 7s coach warned the next eight days would be ex­cit­ing and his­toric for the play­ers vy­ing for the 12-mem­ber Olympic team. “After Fri­day we will have four ses­sions and at that point I’ll prob­a­bly drop three or four,” he said. “Ev­ery­one is in camp in­clud­ing Jo­sua Tuisova. We need to give him some rest after his sea­son. I’ll have a look at him and see what time off he needs to have as far as his con­tract with Toulon is con­cerned. “Emosi Mulevoro’s got quite a nasty cut dur­ing train­ing which re­quired a few stitches. He won’t be do­ing any­thing for a cou­ple of days, should be back on Mon­day.

“Jar­ryd went to see his chi­ro­prac­tor in Aus­tralia and just freed up his hip a lit­tle bit and he’s been train­ing fine. Pio Tuwai got re­leased from hos­pi­tal and trained in ev­ery ses­sion.” Ryan said he would be mon­i­tor­ing Tuwai’s per­for­mance as this would be his last chance to prove him­self. “Pio knows he can­not drop any ses­sions be­cause if he misses then it’s prob­a­bly his dream is over,”Ryan said.

“If he doesn’t train fully in the next cou­ple of weeks than my de­ci­sion will be made be­cause he won’t be fit enough.It won’t be fair to pick him in front of the other boys who have been work­ing very hard.

“They need to be re­minded that the tap on the shoul­der will be com­ing and it’s hap­pen­ing this week­end.” Ryan will name the 12 play­ers next Satur­day. Edited by Osea Bola

Fi­jian Na­tional 7s reps from right: Waisea Nay­a­calevu, Vil­iame Mata and Se­vu­loni Mo­ce­nacagi dur­ing train­ing at the Up­ris­ing Beach Re­sort yes­ter­day. Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

Fi­jian Na­tional 7s rep Jo­sua Tuisova. Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

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