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RUGBY PICKS TUWAI

  Seremaia Tuwai is among the favourites to win the Sportsman of the Year during the 2015 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena next month. He is an important
19 Jan 2016 12:59
RUGBY PICKS TUWAI
Seremaia Tuwai.

 

Seremaia Tuwai is among the favourites to win the Sportsman of the Year during the 2015 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena next month.

He is an important player in Vodafone Fijian 7s coach Ben Ryan’s team, who has also been nominated by Fiji Rugby Union. as the team of the year.

Tuwai was instrumental in Fiji winning the 2014-15 World Sevens Series and automatically qualifying for the Rio Olympics in August.

And Tuwai took Dubai by storm with a  stunning performance at the 7he Sevens in the first leg of 2015-16 series last month.

He was named the player of the final after his performance in Fiji’s 28-17 win over England.

Tuwai scored one of Fiji’s first-half four tries in as many minutes which ultimately proved the difference.

Having trailed 7-0 to Simon Amor’s side, Fiji hit back in devastating fashion with tries from Savenaca Rawaca, Jasa Veremalua, Isake Kotanibau and Tuwai all before the break to take a 28-7 lead into halftime.

Tuwai was impressive all weekend, also being named in the Dubai dream team. His try in the final was his fifth in the tournament leaving him joint fourth in the try scoring table in Dubai and ending the first round as Fiji’s top scorer.

He also made 17 tackles, Fiji’s second highest (Vatemo Ravouvou made 18), showing his influence and importance to captain Osea Kolinisau.

Capping on outstanding year on the 7s circuit should put him in the order to receive the gong from chief guest Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

FRU has also nominated Telecom Fijiana rep Litia Naiqato as its sportswoman nominee, Ropate Kauvesi as manager of the year and Naca Cawanibuka as technical official for 2015.

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