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Nasilasila, Kunavula Ruled Out Of Oceania 7s

  The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s star play­maker Amenoni Nasilasila and forward Mesulame Kunavula have been ruled out of the Oceania 7s tourna­ment which is on November 9-10 at the
22 Oct 2018 11:04
Nasilasila, Kunavula Ruled Out Of Oceania 7s
Amenoni Nasilasila has been ruled out with injury.

 

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s star play­maker Amenoni Nasilasila and forward Mesulame Kunavula have been ruled out of the Oceania 7s tourna­ment which is on November 9-10 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

It is likely they could miss the opening leg of the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series. This was confirmed to SUNsports yes­terday by coach Gareth Baber indicating that the players are undergoing rehab.

“We’ve a couple of injuries to Mesulame and Amenoni and they will continue their rehab for the next six weeks,” he said.

“I want them to be as strong and as ro­bust as possible. Not just for this season but also for their future careers as well. “It is important that we look after them accordingly.”

Baber added that there have been new in­clusions into the national 7s team.

“We’ve Napolioni Ratu, Peni Vota, Suli Volivoli, Elia Canakaivata and Vereniki Tiko. We are doing okay and we have played in a couple of tournaments.”

The national 7s team recently played at the Nabukelevu-i-ra 7s tournament in Ka­davu and the Turnbull Namamanuca 7s tournament in Yanuya, Malolo.

Nasilasila’s absence could mean the op­portunity for Teri Tamani to play in the series and another added boost is the re­turn of Olympian and powehouse play­maker Kitione Taliga.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: nikolau.ravai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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