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Injury Check

Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Nemani Nagusa joins the injury list during training at the Uprising Beach Resort yesterday. With the unavailability of veteran Jasa Vereamalua and Apisai Domolailai and Masivesi
23 Feb 2017 11:00
Injury Check
Hydration time for Nemani Nagusa during training yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Nemani Nagusa joins the injury list during training at the Uprising Beach Resort yesterday.

With the unavailability of veteran Jasa Vereamalua and Apisai Domolailai and Masivesi Dakuwaqa  fighting to find their form, losing another forward in Nagusa will be a major blow in the third leg of the World Sevens Series Las Vegas -Vancouver.

The USA 7s in Las Vegas will be held on March 3-5 and Vancouver 7s on March 11-12.

Vodafone Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber confirmed yesterday Nagusa sustained a hip injury.

But he is relieved injured players from Wellington-Sydney leg with Dakuwaqa and Domolailai continue to train with the team.

“Nagusa has hip flex injury,”Baber said.

“Other injury concerns are Dakuwaqa and Apisai who have come through training which is good.

“Amenoni Nasilasila has done modified training with us and Alifereti Veitokani has also come through training.

“Some of the boys have coughs and colds in camp so we are monitoring them.”

Baber will name the 14-member squad for Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s before the end of this week.

“I will name the final 14 players depending on who is fit and healthy and hopefully we will make the decision early Friday morning,” Baber said.

When asked if injuries are concern in camp now, Baber said; “There is no long term injury so that’s not a concern.”

Baber said they would play to their strength as they battle on a narrow and long pitch at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

“We will stick to what we good at,”he said.

“We keep the continuity in our game, the narrow the pitch we know it will be a lot of physicality in the contact area.”

Fiji is grouped with Australia, Japan and Scotland in Pool D.

Fiji first pool match is against Japan at 12:09pm on Saturday March 4,  Scotland at 3:08pm and their final pool match against Australia on Sunday March 5 at 9:50am.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  ansilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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