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Fiji 7s Forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi Suspended For 3 Matches

"This was after the Navosa native was red carded for a dangerous tackle against New Zealand in the Sydney 7s earlier this month."
26 Feb 2019 16:23
Fiji 7s Forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi Suspended For 3 Matches
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Sevuloni Mocenacagi. Photo: Zimbio

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s forward Se­vuloni Mocenacagi will miss the first three pool matches in Las Vegas this weekend.

This was after the Navosa native was red carded for a dangerous tackle against New Zealand in the Sydney 7s earlier this month.

He will not play in the pool games against Scotland, Wales and Australia.

It is likely that he would miss out when Fiji Airways Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber names his 13 players on Friday.

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive of­ficer John O’Connor said: “Mocenacagi was suspended for four matches.

“He had served one in Sydney and will miss out in their three pool matches.”

The team are acclimatising well to the cold weather in Vegas and have start­ed their training yesterday, O’Connor said.

“Our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s are flying high in icy cold Las Vegas,” O’Connor said.

“The boys are all fit and healthy and adjusting well to the weather.”

Fiji play Scotland at 11:22am on Sat­urday, Wales at 2:25pm and Australia at 7:52am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Fiji Corrections Service wing Asaeli Tuivoka will fly out to Ve­gas today and will join the team tomor­row.

Baber rates Nasoko

Baber meanwhile has applauded the leadership qualities of captain Kalione Nasoko.

“I am proud to have Nasoko as my captain. He leads the team well,”Baber said.

“He leads by example and set the standard for others to achieve not only for the team but for the people of Fiji as well.

“Obviously if we win Vegas, we will be in good position as we progress to defend our title at BC Place in Vancou­ver next weekend.”

-Edited by Osea Bola

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