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Baber Drops Mocenacagi

Forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi has been dropped from the Vodafone Fijian 7s 13-member squad for today’s Vancouver 7s in Canada. Mocenacagi copped a red card during last weekend’s USA 7s final
12 Mar 2017 11:21
Baber Drops Mocenacagi
Vodafone Fijian 7s forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi

Forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi has been dropped from the Vodafone Fijian 7s 13-member squad for today’s Vancouver 7s in Canada.

Mocenacagi copped a red card during last weekend’s USA 7s final against South Africa for a dangerous tackle on Werner Kok.

Joining the 13-member squad is Setareki Bituniyata along with winger Nacanieli Labalaba who joined the team to replace injured Joeli Lutumailagi.

Santiago Gomez Cora’s Argentina remain unchanged, while Samoa are without former captain Faalemiga Selesele who is replaced by Elisapeta Alofipo.

The big change for Wales will be the return of Cory Allen, who slots in for Morgan Williams.

Vodafone Fijians 7s squad: Samisoni Viriviri, Apisai Domolailai, Osea Kolinisau, Waisea Nacuqu, Vatemo Ravouvou, Seremaia Tuwai, Alivereti Veitokani, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Kalione Nasoko, Mesulame Kunavula, Setareki Bituniyata, Nacanieli Labalaba, Nemani Nagusa,

 

NZ Go For Speed

Canada will play in Pool D with New Zealand, who have made one big change to their squad by bringing in speedster Ambrose Curtis for Andrew Knewstubb who becomes head coach Scott Waldrom’s 13th man. Scotland have also brought back Glenn Bryce into the setup for Tom Brown, while Russia complete the pool and have brought Timur Urazakov into the starting 12.

 

Geduld Out

In Pool A, series leaders and Las Vegas champions South Africa will be without Justin Geduld, who is replaced by Stedman Gans. England, who were beaten convincingly 19-0 by New Zealand in the Cup quarter-finals in Las Vegas, make just one change with Charlton Kerr coming in for Oliver Lindsay-Hague. Kenya’s Billy Odhiambo moves to 13th man as Oscar Ayodi starts in the named 12, while Chile give the 12 shirt to Vicente Ayarza, with Martin Raddatz moving in to replace Bernardo Moltedo.

 

USA Keep 13

Mike Friday’s USA is unchanged after reaching the Cup semi-final in Las Vegas, where they were beaten narrowly by eventual champions South Africa, 20-17.

Australia’s Sam Myers is out of the squad for Vancouver, as Tom Lucas takes over the captaincy. France won’t have the power of Pierre Giles Lakafia as he missed out on Vancouver, and Japan will also be without the pace of Kazuhiro Goya.



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