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Big Test For Solomon Players: Mocelutu

Big Test For Solomon Players: Mocelutu
Solomon Islands 7s players go through their drill at Albert Park, Suva on March 19, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
March 20
10:00 2018

The Solomon Islands rugby sevens team are here for exposure as they prepare to play in the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament that gets underway on Friday at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Solomon Islands 7s coach Alivereti Mocelutu said the players were  hoping to show what they were capable of during the two-day competition.

“We are here to expose our players as they play against some of the best clubs in Fiji,” the former Flying Fijians No.8 said

Mocelutu indicated that the players were  physically and psychologically prepared to play.

“I want to test these players as they take on some of best sevens players in Fiji.” he said

“We played in the Solotuna 7s tournament, which was a build-up to the Marist tournament, one of the biggest tournaments in the Pacific region.”

Manager Philip Campbell said two players in the team would be going to play in Australia next month.

“They are Elvis Made and Taibo Iro who are in our under-18 squad. We are sending them to play in Brisbane,” he said

The Solomon Islands are in Pool 5 where they face Cousteau Rugby Savusavu, Niurua Creative Delta Uprising and Sawani Brothers Bua.

– Edited  by Leone Cabenatabua

 

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