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Tamani Teams Up, Tuimaba, Ikanikoda Return Home

Tuimaba arrived into the country yesterday to join his family who are mourning the loss of his grandfather who the Yasawa sensation attributes much of his rugby and professional success to.
05 Mar 2020 13:11
Tamani Teams Up, Tuimaba, Ikanikoda Return Home
The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s players and officials with students and staff of Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Vancouver on March 4, 2020. Photo: FRU

In-form Tabadamu captain Terio Tamani has flown to Vancouver to join the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s as winger Aminiasi Tuimaba and utility back Livai Ikanikoda return home.

Tuimaba arrived into the country yesterday to join his family who are mourning the loss of his grandfather who the Yasawa sensation attributes much of his rugby and professional success to.

Ikanikoda sustained a high grade ankle injury in the Los Angeles final against South Africa on Monday and will head straight into an intensive rehabilitation programme.

Head Coach Gareth Baber is fortunate to have the depth in his squad to call upon without disruption to their preparation for Canada.

“We will definitely miss the services of Tuimaba and Livai but it gives opportunity to other players to take the responsibility” he said.

Baber added: “Terio will adjust in fast as he has played with us in the World Rugby Sevens Series recently.”

Meanwhile, the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team visited Mount Pleasant Elementary School yesterday as part of their legacy programme.

Fiji is pooled with France, Canada and Wales. They take on plays Wales at 7.37am (FJ) on Sunday, then face Canada at 10.49am (FJT) and battle it out against France at 2.33pm (FJT).

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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