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Tietjens Names Cama, Raikabula

Wellington: New Zealand 7s coach Gordon Tietjens has named Fijians Tomasi Cama and Lote Raikabula in his preliminary squad for next week’s Wellington 7s. Tietjens has named a preliminary 16-man
29 Jan 2015 10:23
Tietjens Names Cama, Raikabula
Rusiate Sogotubu Raiwalui is being escorted by a Police officer in court. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Wellington: New Zealand 7s coach Gordon Tietjens has named Fijians Tomasi Cama and Lote Raikabula in his preliminary squad for next week’s Wellington 7s.

Tietjens has named a preliminary 16-man squad for the Wellington (February 6-7) and Las Vegas (February 13-15) tournaments, which includes four potential debutants.

Waikato utility back Dylan Collier, Otago wing Josh Gordon, Rieko Ioane, brother of former New Zealand sevens player Akira Ioane, and Taranaki 2014 ITM Cup squad member Beaudein Waaka have all been included.

After three legs of the Sevens World Series, New Zealand are in third behind Fiji and leaders South Africa. They must finish in the top four in the series to earn automatic qualification for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.

“We are very much looking forward to Wellington as the city really turns it on for all the teams. It’s always very special to play in front of a home crowd as we only play in New Zealand once a year,” Tietjens said.

New Zealand sevens squad: Tomasi Cama, Dylan Collier, Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes, Jack Goodhue, Josh Gordon, Rieko Ioane, Gillies Kaka, Tim Mikkelson, Lote Raikabula, Sherwin Stowers, Murphy Taramai, Beaudein Waaka, Joe Webbe.

 




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