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Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Masivesi Dakuwaqa vows to be a disciplined player in the third leg of the World Sevens Series in Las Vegas-Vancouver. Las Vegas 7s kicks off this
26 Feb 2017 11:00
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From left:Kalioni Nasoko,Masivesi Dakuwaqa,Tevita Nabuna after training session at the Uprising yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Masivesi Dakuwaqa vows to be a disciplined player in the third leg of the World Sevens Series in Las Vegas-Vancouver.

Las Vegas 7s kicks off this weekend while the Vancouver 7s will be held the following weekend.

The 23-year old Cakova, Moala, Lau native admitted discipline was major letdown resulting in Fiji failing to win a tournament after two legs.

“Discipline is one key area I want to improve and work on, simply no yellow cards,”Dakuwaqa said.

“This was also one of the areas that let us down in Wellington and Sydney.

“So for me I will try not to give away penalties but play hard on attack and defence.”

Dakuwaqa returns after missing the third leg in Wellington and Sydney due to injury he sustained from the Cape Town Sevens and is hoping for a positive performance at Sam Boyd Stadium this week.

“I have made a lot of sacrifices to try and get into the team, working on my recovery programme and have achieved my target. Now I’m happy to be back in the squad.

“I want to thank the team management and Coach Gareth Baber for believing in me,” Dakuwaqa said.

Dubbed as ‘sharkie’, he said Las Vegas tournament is special to him since he made his first international debut at Sam Boyd Stadium last year.

“I worked really hard to get into this final team since Las Vegas is one tournament I do not want to miss. It was where I made my first international debut.

“That really boosted my preparation for this tour and I will make sure to give my best.

“We are the defending champions of the  series and the tournament, we are currently third in the series so we need to work hard to improve our standings,” he added.

Fiji currently sits in third place in the series with 64 points, behind England 68  and South Africa 85.

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

The side departs tomorrow for Las Vegas.

Squad: 1. Masivesi Dakuwaqa, 2. Mesulame Kunavula, 3. Sevuloni Mocenacagi, 4. Nemani Nagusa, 5. Apisai Domolailai, 6. Kalione Nasoko, 7. Setareki Bituniyata, 8. Seremaia Tuwai, 9. Waisea Nacuqu, 10. Vatemo Ravouvou, 11. Alivereti Veitokani, 12. Osea Kolinisau (C), 13. Samisoni Viriviri, 14. Joeli Lutumailagi.

Edited by Osea Bola

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