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Jerry Tuwai Scoops Top 7s Award

He captained the Fi­jian 7s team during the 2017/18 HSBC World Sev­ens Series where they won five tournaments, a silver medal at the Com­monwealth Games and a semi-final finish at the Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco.
09 Feb 2019 14:22
Jerry Tuwai Scoops Top 7s Award
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Seremaia Tuwai Photo: Zimbio

Olympian and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s halfback Jerry Tuwai was named the 7s Player of the Year dur­ing the Fiji Rugby Union Annual Awards Gala at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva last night.

Tuwai is the only surviv­ing member of the gold medal winning team from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that is currently in the Gareth Baber-coached side.

He captained the Fi­jian 7s team during the 2017/18 HSBC World Sev­ens Series where they won five tournaments, a silver medal at the Com­monwealth Games and a semi-final finish at the Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco.

Also, scooping the Coach of the Year award was Fiji Airways Fijian Drua’s Se­nirusi Seruvakula.

The Tailevu- native coached the Drua to win the Australian National Rugby Championship and also hold the Horan-Little Shield.

It is the first time for the two prestigious titles to be brought out of Aus­tralia.

Also, hardworking Na­droga Rugby Union presi­dent Tiko Matawalu got the Administrator of the Year Award.

The former Flying Fi­jian prop has been the brains behind the success of the Nadroga rugby team.

AWARD WINNERS

Player of the Year (Male): Semi Radradra

Player of the Year (Female): Rusila Nagasau

7s Player of the Year (Male): Jerry Tuwai

7s Player of the Year (Female): Lavenia Tinai

Administrator of the Year (Male): Tiko Matawalu

Primary schools Player of the Year: Waisea Tuiyabayaba

Secondary schools Player of the Year: Jone Vatuwaliwali

Domestic Player of the Year: Frank Lomani

Match official of the Year: Tevita Rokovereni

Under-20 Player of the Year: Vilimoni Botitu

Edited by Osea Bola

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