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Nagi To Take On Oceania’s Best

  Fijian born- Sailosi Nagi is looking forward to play with the best during the Oceania Sevens Championship at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The Vakabuli, Lautoka native plays prop
09 Nov 2016 13:41
Nagi To Take On Oceania’s Best
Cook Island 7's women team at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Fijian born- Sailosi Nagi is looking forward to play with the best during the Oceania Sevens Championship at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The Vakabuli, Lautoka native plays prop and has been part of the Cook Islands men’s rugby sevens team for the last three years.

“We are here for a mission and play sevens to the best we could,” the 30-year-old told SUNsports yesterday.

“It has been pretty good and this is the best we have been in a long time. The boys are fit and have rested well- culturally, spiritually and physically fit.”

Nagi is a mechanic and has been a Cook Islands residence for nine years and plays for the Titikaveka Bulls, in their provincial competition.

Cook Islands coach Simon Johnstone said the side would be banking on two New Zealand players in the likes of Junior Kiria (wing) and Junior Napara (pivot).

“It is not necessary to be tough for us or anything, all we need is to tackle everybody and makes sure there are no holes in the defence. And also to hit the rucks and if we do that we will come out with good results,” he said.

WOMENS

Cook Islands women’s sevens coach Ashley Drake said they had conducted two camps in Auckland, New Zealand and in their own province as well.

“The girls are happy with our set-up and we are working on our processes and our five phases.

“It is a young team and we are confident and our game plan is coming out well as they are becoming better rugby players when we take the field.” Edited by Leone Cabenatabua.

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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