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Fijian Shortlisted For Kenya 7s Job

  A former Fijian club coach/selector has been shortlisted for Kenya 7s coaching role. Sailosi Naiteqe Snr, Samurai Barracudas coach, will be interviewed today via tele-conferencing by the Kenya Rugby
07 Oct 2016 11:05
Fijian Shortlisted For Kenya 7s Job
Kenya’s Collins Injera scores in the Cup Final against Fiji during the 2016 Singapore 7s.

 

A former Fijian club coach/selector has been shortlisted for Kenya 7s coaching role.

Sailosi Naiteqe Snr, Samurai Barracudas coach, will be interviewed today via tele-conferencing by the Kenya Rugby Union.

He was among the 14 names shortlisted for the job.

The other applicants are Andrew Curtain (Australia), Liam Middleton  and Richie Williams (England), Chris Davis (Hong Kong), Benjamin Ayimba, Nick Abok, Innocent Simiyu,Mitch Ocholla, Charles Cardovillis, Paul Murunga (Kenya), Chris Neil(New Zealand),Will Webster, Achin Klein (South Africa).

One of Kenya’s highlight in the 2015/2016 World Sevens Series was winning their first tournament thrashing Fiji 30-7 in the Cup final of the Singapore 7s.

 

5 Olympians for Daveta

Five members of the Fijian 7s team who won gold at the Rio Olympics will boost Daveta at the 2016 UON Central Coast Sevens which on October 21-23.

Daveta last won the championship in 2014 and is now in the process of getting all documentation ready as confirmed by team manager Paula Biu.

The defending champion, the Australia 7s team will be out to defend their title again this year while Tabadamu who were the runners up last year is out to prove their worth again.

Other Fijian teams in the three-day event include Hideaway Hurricanes, Uluinakau, Ratu Filise and Police.

 

Powell reappointed

Neil Powell has been reappointed as South Africa 7s coach for the fourth season as announced by South Africa Rugby Union chief executive officer Jurie Roux.

“Neil is highly sought-after on the international sevens circuit and we’re very grateful and excited that he will remain at the helm of the Blitzboks for a further four years,” said Roux.

Powell said, “It’s a massive privilege and honour for me to coach the Springbok Sevens team as I’m passionate about the game and our country. I can’t wait to get stuck in as we aim to raise the bar even further this season.”

Meanwhile, the Springbok Sevens squad started their preparations for the 2016/17 World Rugby Sevens Series in Stellenbosch earlier this week, keen to deliver another impressive year of performance on the world stage.

The South Africans took overall second place in the 2015/16 series having qualified for all 10 quarterfinals, eight semi-finals and four finals (winning one) and bronze medallist in the Rio Olympic Games.

Edited by Osea Bola

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