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7s Duo Stay

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team de­parted for Las Vegas without speed­ster Alosio Naduva and forward Me­sulame Kunavula last night. Coach Gareth Baber confirmed at the Nadi International Airport that
22 Feb 2018 13:39
7s Duo Stay
Fiji Airways 7’s rep Waisea Nacuqu with relatives at the Nadi International Airport on February 21, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team de­parted for Las Vegas without speed­ster Alosio Naduva and forward Me­sulame Kunavula last night.

Coach Gareth Baber confirmed at the Nadi International Airport that Naduva would join the team later this week.

“He is going but he will be leaving later this week but will join the team there. It is just a personal reason,” Baber said.

Kunavula also has some personal commit­ments and would also join the team later in the week.

The side departed for Las Vegas for a prep­aration camp before the Las Vegas 7s on March 2-4 followed by the Vancouver 7s on March 10-11.

“The message is clear we want to do what we did in Hamilton but I cannot make a promise. We train exactly the way we do to play in all the tournaments we go into.

“This group of players are developing in terms of experience,” he said.

Baber knows playing in Las Vegas is a good hunting ground for his team.

“Having fans around us especially in Las Vegas is an easy motivator as they spend their hard earns money but the boys know that they are playing for Fiji and their fans.”

Baber also highlighted that the remaining squad members will continue to train under assistant coach Saiasi Fuli as the Team con­tinues to build up for the Commonwealth Games and the Hong Kong 7s

The Fijians are grouped in Pool A along­side Kenya, France and Russia in Pool A.

The team:

  1. Josua Vakurunabili 2. Paula Dranisi­nukula 3. Mesulame Kunavula 4. Jasa Ver­emalua 5. Vasikali Mudu 6. Jerry Tuwai 7. Vatemo Ravouvou 8. Amenoni Nasilasila 9. Waisea Nacuqu 10. Sevuloni Mocenacagi 11. Alasio Naduva 12. Eroni Sau 13. Kalione Nasoko

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

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