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7s Star Ravouvou Dropped For Disciplinary Reasons

The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed that Olympian and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s playmaker Vatemo Ravouvou has been left out of the Hamilton and Sydney tourna­ments of the 2018/19 HSBC
13 Jan 2019 10:34
7s Star Ravouvou Dropped For Disciplinary Reasons
PICTURED: Olympic 7s gold medallist and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Vatemo Ravouvou

The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed that Olympian and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s playmaker Vatemo Ravouvou has been left out of the Hamilton and Sydney tourna­ments of the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said yesterday that Ravouvou was dropped from the squad for disciplinary reasons.

“This was due to indiscipline committed dur­ing the last leg of the series in Cape Town, which involved the consumption of alcohol,” he said.

O’Connor also clarified that the FRU had stood down Amenoni Nasilasila and will await the court ruling on his case of alleged rape before deciding on his future in the national 7s set-up.

Ravouvou and Nasilasila are key playmakers in the Gareth Baber-coached side.

During training this week, Baber indicated that rookie playmakers Napolioni Ratu and Terio Tamani were likely to join Waisea Nacuqu in making the final squad.

“Obviously, we have Teri Tamani, who has been playing in local tournaments and he has been patient and could be highly likely to take that position,” Baber said.

“Also, Napolioni Ratu who understands what it is to be at this level and the quality of performance he needs to deliver for that position.

“So, there is a lot of competition among the players for that position.”

Leone Cabenatabua

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