‘Ice’ Out for 4 Matches
Veteran Vodafone Fijian 7s prop Isake “Ice” Katonibau was handed a four-match World Rugby Sevens suspension yesterday.
The was confirmed by the team management after Katonibau was red carded for a high tackle against South Africa in the 5th Place semifinal of the Singapore Sevens on Sunday night.
The suspension means that Katonibau is in doubt for the Paris Sevens on May 13-14.
The Vodafone Fijian 7s team still remain at second place of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series with 132 points. South Africa still lead the points table, with 157, while England are in third place with 130.
Meanwhile, former head 7s coach Ben Ryan is expected to arrive with the national sevens team at Nadi International Airport today.
Ryan had sent a tweet last night that he was on his way to paradise as soon as he boarded a Fiji Airways flight.