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Fijian 7s Players Monitored: O’Connor

This followed after two members of the Australian 7s team were tested for coronavirus forcing Rugby Australia headquarters to close down for two days for an intensive clean-up.
17 Mar 2020 10:13
Fijian 7s Players Monitored: O’Connor
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Raijeli Daveua urges the players during the 2019/20 Women’s World Sevens Series in Dubai last year. Tomorrow they take on England and China at the New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton before facing New Zealand in their final pool clash on Sunday. Photo: World Rugby

Members of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s training squad are being closely monitored for coronavirus, says Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’ Connor.

This followed after two members of the Australian 7s team were tested for coronavirus forcing Rugby Australia headquarters to close down for two days for an intensive clean-up.

Rugby Australia confirmed the two players had displayed symptoms associated with the virus over the weekend and were in self-isolation.

“As a precautionary measure, Rugby Australia headquarters has been closed for two days,” the statement read.

“All administrative staff have been advised to work from home, and the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will not attend the facility on Monday or Tuesday.
FIJI BITTER MARIST 7S

O’Connor said for the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament, the players who needs more game time have been released to play for their respective clubs.

“At the same time some of the players who have  been playing during the series have been advised to take a rest.”

These players are Meli Derenalagi, Josua Vakurinabili, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Jerry Tuwai, Napolioni Bolaca, Vilimoni Botitu and Aminiasi Tuimaba while Livai Ikanikoda is injured.

Players that will play for their clubs are Teri Tamani, Suliano Volivoli, Isoa Tabu, Apenia Cakaubalavu, Kavekini Tabu.

It is still unclear whether Kalioni Nasoko and Paula Dranisinukula will play as they are still under medical rehab.
Edited by Osea Bola    

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