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Cama Jnr, Roosters team up

By ERONI TUINACEVA Tomasi Cama Jnr will play in the New Zealand club team, West Roosters Wellington at the 2014 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s which starts today at the ANZ
07 Mar 2014 15:37
By ERONI TUINACEVA

Tomasi Cama Jnr will play in the New Zealand club team, West Roosters Wellington at the 2014 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s which starts today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Coach Esava Tiko confirmed the All Black Sevens star would be playing for the Roosters.
“Cama will be playing for our team at the Marist 7s and is expected to arrive in the country this evening (last night). He expressed his interest to play in the tournament and since he’s a former club member, we decided to give him that opportunity.
“He also needs more game time in order to make the first line up for the All Blacks Sevens team in the Tokyo-Hong Kong leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in t n Toand that is the main reason he has come forward to play for this tournament. We will certainly benefit from his involvement and I look forward to his presence having a positive impact on the boys.”
Tiko said they are comfortable to be in the same pool with 2013 champions Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians and relish the chance to meet them first.
“It’s a normal thing for us. It’s our plan to meet them head on as we’d rather meet them sooner in the pool rounds then later in the quarters or semis. It’s good to get big opponents out of the way and we certainly see no reason to be intimidated by the Tokatoka Westfield Babarians.”
Tiko said preparations for Fiji’s biggest sevens tournament had started in December 2013 for the 2014 National New Zealand Sevens champions and they looked forward to the event.
“We’ve been training for this competition since we formed the team back in December and coming off of our win in the national sevens competition and it’s allowed these players to share their talent.”
Tiko looked forward to the New Zealand based boys getting the chance to impress Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan and earn a spot on the national squad.
“It’s all about giving these players the chance to shine and show their potential. That’s the main objective coming into this tournament and we’re looking forward to some of boys impressing Ben Ryan and making the team.”
The West Roosters Wellington NZ are in Pool One with reigning champions Tokatoka Westfield Barbarians, Uluinakau Three and Nailaga Rugby Club.



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