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Veitokani Replaces Waqa

  Alifereti Veitokani has replaced Emori Waqa in the 14-member Vodafone Fijian 7s squad for Dubai and Cape Town. Team manager Ropate Kauvesi confirmed Veitokani had replaced Waqa and have
25 Nov 2015 09:14
Veitokani Replaces Waqa
Action between BLK Nadroga and Khans Buses Lautoka yesterday. Photo: LUKE NACEI

 

Alifereti Veitokani has replaced Emori Waqa in the 14-member Vodafone Fijian 7s squad for Dubai and Cape Town.

Team manager Ropate Kauvesi confirmed Veitokani had replaced Waqa and have joined the team yesterday in camp.

“Waqa has been removed from the 14-member squad and we have brought in Veitokani who have joined camp in Uprising,” Kauvesi said.

Waqa was removed from the squad because he has previously played for Sri Lanka at the 15s and 7s level and is therefore capped under World Rugby Regulations for Sri Lanka.

In a statement released by Fiji Rugby Union yesterday states FRU have subsequently sought an urgent ruling from the World Rugby Regulations Committee as to Waqa’s eligibility to play for Fiji and that process has commenced.

However, indications are that this will not be completed prior to the Dubai 7s.

World Rugby will launch a full investigation into his eligibility.

Fiji is grouped alongside Canada, Japan and Argentina in Pool A of the Dubai 7s which will be held on December 4-5.

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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