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Tough Test At Uprising

The Gareth Baber-coached side are fielding two teams in this weekend’s Mobil Uprising 7s tournament at the Uprising Sports Centre in Pacific Harbour, Deuba.
27 Jan 2021 10:46
Tough Test At Uprising
Police Blue (from left) Waisea Nacuqu and Apenisa Cakaubalavu after winning the first leg of the Super Sevens Series at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, on January 23, 2021. Nacuqu will be playing for the national 7s team at this weekend’s Mobil Uprising 7s tournament. Photo: Leon Lord

The Fijian 7s training squad have marched into camp without suspended forward, Sevuloni Mocencagi.

This was confirmed yesterday by Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer, John O’Connor.

The Gareth Baber-coached side are fielding two teams in this weekend’s Mobil Uprising 7s tournament at the Uprising Sports Centre in Pacific Harbour, Deuba.

“The training squad went through their medical check-up before they start with their training session,” O’Connor said.

Mocenacagi is suspended for 12 matches after being red carded twice during the first leg of the Super Sevens Series at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka, last weekend.

O’Connor said there were no new inclusion in the training squad but however, they would soon bring in new players.

Pools

The two Fijian 7s teams have been drawn as the top seeds of Pool A and B in this weekend’s tournament.

In Pool A, they face Uprising, Taveuni’s Cross of Victory and Veiyasana Providers.

The second team are in a tough Pool B where they take on Tabadamu, Uluinakau Babaas and Fire.

Super Sevens Series champions Police Blue top Pool C where they play Yamacia, Waidrasou Brothers and Dominion Brothers.

Police are going to be without key playmaker Waisea Nacuqu and Rusiate Nasove who are members of the national 7s training squad.

Ratu Filise are in Pool D along with Army, Wardens and Lami Cavaliers.

Meanwhile, Raiwasa Taveuni have pulled out of the tournament as their key players are still nursing injuries sustained from last weekend’s tournament.

POOLS

Pool A: Fiji, Uprising, Cross of Victory, Veiyasana Providers

Pool B: Fiji, Tabadamu, Uluinakau Babaas, Fire

Pool C: Police Blue, Yamacia, Waidrasou Brothers, Dominion Brothers

Pool D: Ratu Filise, Army, Wardens, Lami Cavaliers. 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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