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Vici firm on 7s task ahead

  Unlike the rest of his teammates, Josua Vici will never forget this Las Vegas tournament as it is his first time to travel on an airplane. The 21-year-old and
03 Mar 2016 15:03
Vici firm on 7s task ahead
From left: Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan, Seremaia Tuwa and new blood Masivesi Dakuwaqa during training in Las Vegas yesterday. Photo: Bruce Southwick/Zoom Fiji

 

Unlike the rest of his teammates, Josua Vici will never forget this Las Vegas tournament as it is his first time to travel on an airplane.

The 21-year-old and Masivesi Dakuwaqa are the new caps named in the Vodafone Fijian 7s squad for this weekend’s tournament and Vancouver 7s tournament next week.

Vici who is from Niudua, Naceva in Kadavu, is a member of the Uluinakau Rugby Club and has a lot of expectations to fulfil in his first tour.

“I feel good for my first tour,” he said.

“I thank the coach for trusting me and I will do my best to make Fiji proud. I’ve worked really hard to be part of the team and I always remind myself to train hard and believe in myself,” he said.

With speed as his key strength, he will be one of the players to look out for this weekend.

Vici who has maternal links to Soa attended Lelean Memorial School and Wainibuka High School to complete his Year 12.

“My strength is speed and this is one area I will try to focus on in every game to make my country proud,” he said.

Head coach Ben Ryan earlier stated Vici proved himself during the training sessions.

“It’s nice to see two new caps coming in as well, both of them have been particularly outstanding for the last two weeks.

“This gives us some real go forward on either side of the field as a forward and as a winger in Josua’s case,” Ryan said.

Meanwhile, the Ryan-coached side had their first training and recovery session yesterday and are all looking fit for the weekend.

Fiji plays Samoa in their first game on Saturday at 1:19pm, then takes on France at 4:20pm and Argentina at 8:30am on Sunday.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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