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By WAISEA NASOKIA The Timoci Wainiqolo-coached Digicel Fiji 7s team yesterday departed for the first leg of the 2012–2013 HSBC Sevens World Series in Gold Coast this weekend. Wainiqolo said
10 Oct 2012 09:08

Digicel Fiji 7s rep Samisoni Viriviri with former rep Ponipate Bainivalu (left), with relatives at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

By WAISEA NASOKIA

The Timoci Wainiqolo-coached Digicel Fiji 7s team yesterday departed for the first leg of the 2012–2013 HSBC Sevens World Series in Gold Coast this weekend.
Wainiqolo said they aimed to start well and win the series.
“Our aim is to win the series and we need to start with a bang,” said Wainiqolo.
“It is going to be tough going in as defending champions.
We have some new boys but they know what we expect from them.
“It is my first tournament as coach, but I know what is required. I am thankful to be given this opportunity to do the job and I aim to do it right.”
The team has four reps from the 2011-2012 HSBC Sevens World Series. They are Levani Botia, Joji Ragamate, Ilai Tinai and Osea ‘OK’ Kolinisau.
The new players are Apisai Domolailai, Samuela Saqiwa, Manueli Laqai, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Leone Tabuarua, Alipate Raitini, Samisoni Viriviri, and Apisalome Waqatabu.
“They have been playing in the Digicel Cup and the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge. This should be a good weekend for Fiji.”
Fiji will face Scotland in their opener followed by Tonga which is coached by former mentor Etuate Waqa and finally face host Australia in their final pool match.




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