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Setting 7s Pace

  The Rio Olympics gold medallists have set the pace and all the Fijian teams competing in the World Sevens Series should maintain the standard, says Joeli Lutumailagi. The 31-year-old
25 Nov 2016 14:44
Setting 7s Pace
Back in the fold ... Speedster Joeli Lutumailagi with his baggage at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Rio Olympics gold medallists have set the pace and all the Fijian teams competing in the World Sevens Series should maintain the standard, says Joeli Lutumailagi.

The 31-year-old returns to the fold for the first time since 2014 where he last featured in the Hong Kong 7s semifinal against England.

This time around the a Narata, Nadroga native has set his sights to be among the core players in the Osea Kolinisau-captained side.

“We need to play well and set the standard in the series as we are the Olympic gold medal champions,” Lutumailagi said.

“With this group of players we should be aiming for the top. It has been after two years that I make my return to the series and I hope to continue for the rest of the season. The aim of the team is to lift the title once again.”

He also requests the fans to support the team.

He knows that he will face tough competition from Samisoni Viriviri and Kaliono Nasoko in the first leg of the 2016/2017 HSBC World 7s Series in Dubai.

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team start their series defence against Canada, Argentina, and Japan in Pool A next Friday.

Vodafone Fijian 7s
Forwards:
Nemani Nagusa,
Sevuloni Mocenacagi,
Emosi Mulevoro,
Jasa Veremalua (co-vice captain,
Masivesi Dakuwaqa,
Setareki Bituniyata,

Backs: Waisea Nacuqu,
Seremaia Tuwai,
Kitione Taliga,
Osea Kolinisau (captain),
Kalione Nasoko,
Joeli Lutumailagi,
Samisoni Viriviri (co-vice captain),
Josua Vici.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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