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Viriviri: 15s For Me

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Samisoni Viriviri wants to play in the Skipper Cup competition as soon as possible for BLK Nadroga. The France-based flyer arrives on Friday and revealed yesterday
25 May 2015 09:12
Viriviri: 15s For Me

Vodafone Fijian 7s rep Samisoni Viriviri wants to play in the Skipper Cup competition as soon as possible for BLK Nadroga.

The France-based flyer arrives on Friday and revealed yesterday he needs more game time in 15s rugby

Viriviri was instrumental in winning the 2014-15 Seven World Series title two weeks ago with the Vodafone Fijian 7s team, being a member of the winning team in Gold Coast, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Glasgow 7s tournaments. Currently playing for Top 14 club Montpellier, he said he needed more game time in 15s before he joins his new club, Montauban in July.

Montauban RC competes in the Rugby Pro D2, which is the second division professional league system.

“I’m really looking forward to play for Nadroga in the Skipper Cup competition,” Viriviri said yesterday.

“I need more game time before joining my new club. I spoke with the Nadroga coach Esala Nauga before Glasgow and London 7s tournaments and he told me the door is open to me.”

Uniforms delay clarified

The 12 participating teams for the 2015 Skipper Cup competitions have yet to receive their uniforms for the season.

Fiji Rugby Union senior operations officer Aseri Tabuawaiwai said were there were procedures in place for them to follow.

“We are following procedures there is no one at fault here and we just want to do everything right for the participating teams,

“Right now we cannot give the deadline for teams on when they will receive their jerseys because we do not want to mislead them. But the designers will get back to us on Monday (today) and we can inform the Unions,” Tabuawaiwai said.

The Tebara Bus Tailevu rugby team wore the Bai branded outfit in the first round last Saturday while the Jacks Nadi side wore the Under-20 side uniforms from last year.

Tailevu team manager Sakiasi Salababa said the 12 participating teams were informed by FRU during the launch last Thursday that the uniforms should be ready by the second round.

Jack’s Nadi head coach Usaia Koroivunai said they wore the U20 jersey from last year and have yet to hear from FRU.

“We are just waiting for FRU to get back to us,” Koroivunai said.

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