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Nacuqu Grateful To Lead

It will be a great moment for Fiji Airways Fijian 7s playmaker Waisea Nacuqu to lead his side for the first time at the 2019 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship at the ANZ Stadium today.
07 Nov 2019 12:05
Nacuqu Grateful To Lead
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Waisea Nacuqu stretches during training at Albert Park in Suva on November 6, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

It will be a great moment for Fiji Airways Fijian 7s playmaker Waisea Nacuqu to lead his side for the first time at the 2019 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship at the ANZ Stadium today.

The Votua, Ba native is looking forward to the new challenge as captain and will be giving his best performance.

“I am really excited to lead the team and also aware of the challenges and the level of expectation from us,” Nacuqu said

“But with the amount of hard work, commitment dedication during preparation for the past few weeks, I’m confident of a good outcome.

“We will treat each game like a final.

“I’m thankful to the support I have received from my brothers in camp and looking forward to defending our title.”

Last year, Nacuqu scored the winning try in the finals in extra time against the All Blacks Sevens team to give Fiji a 17-12 victory.

Meanwhile, Fiji on Pool A alongside New Zealand, Japan, New Caledonia and Niue.

3 brothers team up

Just like the Rauluni brothers, Peni, Meli, Vili and Vesi who made their mark in sevens for Fiji, three brothers will play for the national team in the Oceania 7s Championships today.

Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Isoa Tabu will be joined by their younger brother Kavekini Tabu in the 13-member squad named by Head coach Gareth Baber.

Baber says he wants to give new players like Kavekini some game time at the Oceania 7s.

Championship, Isoa Tabu and Kaveni Tabu during training at Albert Park on November 11, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Championship, Isoa Tabu and Kaveni Tabu during training at Albert Park on November 11, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Edited by Osea Bola

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