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Tomasi Cama: 7s Players Need Rest

Fiji is pooled with Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Nauru and Wallis and Futuna in Pool A.
22 Jun 2019 15:13
Tomasi Cama: 7s Players Need Rest
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s discipline and culture coach Tomasi Cama Senior on June 21,2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Players who participated in the final leg of the 2018-19 World Sevens Series in London and Paris will be rested for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa next month.

This was confirmed by discipline and culture coach Tomasi Cama Senior yesterday.

“We have had meetings and it was discussed that those players that played in the London and Paris 7s tournaments will be rested,” Cama said.

“We will be looking at improving on our weaknesses and improving discipline of the new players that will be coming in.”

Fiji is pooled with Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Nauru and Wallis and Futuna in Pool A.

Samoa tops Pool B alongside Tonga, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and American Samoa.

Teams are placed in two pools of five teams. Within each pool, all teams play each other (four matches per team).

Following the completion of pool round, knockout rounds will be played. The top teams in each pool proceed to the gold medal match.

The second -ranked teams in each pool proceed to the bronze medal match.

Twelve countries will compete in rugby 7s over the two-days on July 12-13 at Apia Park Stadium.

Seeding for the draw was decided on rankings from the 2018/2019 HSBC Sevens Series; rankings from Oceania Sevens Championships; and the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Sports Services Manager Taupau Alex Mikaele said: “Rugby 7s at the Pacific Games is set to be an exciting competition following the success of Pacific teams internationally.

“We are pleased to be welcoming such high-calibre teams to Samoa.”

Women

Defending champions Fijiana side tops Pool B alongside Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Solomon Islands.

Australia tops Pool A alongside New Caledonia, Samoa and American Samoa.

The XVI Pacific Games will be held from 7-20 July 2019 in Samoa.

It is set to attract more than 4000 participants from 24 Pacific Island countries including New Zealand and Australia.

Edited by Osea Bola

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