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Baber Names Final 12

  Vodafone Fijian Under-20 star centre Vilimone Botitu will make his debut with the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team in Dubai tonight. Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber named Botitu
30 Nov 2018 10:47
Baber Names Final 12
New Zealand captain Scott Curry (sixth from left) and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Kalione Nasoko (ninth from left) during the captain photo session in Dubai on November 29, 2018. Photo: Ian Muir

 

Vodafone Fijian Under-20 star centre Vilimone Botitu will make his debut with the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team in Dubai tonight.

Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber named Botitu in his 12-member squad last night.

Joining Botitu are newcomers Beniamino Vota and winger Filimoni Tuimaba while young Meli Derenalagi has been dropped and will be considered for the South African tournament.

“The whole squad pushed each other very hard this week and we kept them all on their toes only announcing the squad at the captain’s run,” Baber said.

“ For this tournament Meli Derenalagi has missed out but he got through an enormous amount of work this week, with a bit of learning to do but we look forward to seeing what he can bring as the series progresses.”

Fijian squad: Mesulame Kunavula, Kali Nasoko, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Beniamino Vota, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Jerry Tuwai, Waisea Nacuqu, Vatemo Ravouvou, Aminoni Nasilasila,Vilimone Botitu, Alosio Naduva, Filimoni Tuimaba.

– Edited by Osea Bola

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