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A Cut Above The Rest

Meanwhile, the 29-24 loss in the Cup final at the Los Angeles Sevens is now water under the bridge, says coach Gareth Baber.
08 Mar 2020 10:02
A Cut Above The Rest
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s halfback Jerry Tuwai gets a haircut in Vancouver, Canada on March 5, 2020.

He’s our go-to-man when the Canada Sevens kicks-off at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, this morning.

Veteran halfback and current World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, Fiji Sportsman of the Year and Fiji Rugby 7s Player of the Year, Jerry Tuwai plays a crucial role in the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team campaign to improve on their third place standing in the 2019/20 HSBC World Sevens Series and also on their Olympic Games rankings.

Meanwhile, the 29-24 loss in the Cup final at the Los Angeles Sevens is now water under the bridge, says coach Gareth Baber.

“We were rather unfortunate in the final but we have left that behind and the team is now focussed on the job ahead” he said.

The Welshman indicated they had learned a lot from the loss and they would ensure that it was not repeated at the Vancouver tournament.

Forcing their way into the 12-member squad are veteran forward Apenisa Cakaubalavu, and newcomer Suliano Volivoli while Terio Tamani is the 13th player.

They take on Wales today at 7.37am, then face Canada at 10.49am and battle it out against France at 2.33pm.

Squad: Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josua Vakurunabili, Kavekini Tabu, Asaeli Tuivuaka, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Meli Derenalagi, Vilimoni Botitu, Waisea Nacuqu, Jerry Tuwai, Alasio Naduva, Suliano Volivoli, Napolioni Ratu, Terio Tamani.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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