Rugby

Botitu, Tuimaba In Sydney, Ready To Play In Oceania 7s

“Gareth wants to check them out since they have been playing fifteens rugby for the clubs in France.
17 Jun 2021 14:47
Botitu, Tuimaba In Sydney, Ready To Play In Oceania 7s

France-based Aminiasi Tuimaba and Vilimoni Botitu are currently in quarantine in Sydney, Australia.

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

“Tuimaba and Botitu flew into Sydney but could not get a connecting flight to Brisbane so they are in quarantine there,” he said.

“Once they get out quarantine, they’ll fly to Townsville to join the sevens team.”

He confirmed that Fijian men’s sevens head coach Gareth Baber wants them to play in the PacificAus Sports Oceania 7s competition at Townsville, north of Queensland from June 25-27.

“Gareth wants to check them out since they have been playing fifteens rugby for the clubs in France.

“If they fail to impress Gareth, then they can fly across to New Zealand to join the Flying Fijians for the two Test matches against the All Blacks.”

Botitu has been named in the 33-member squad for the Flying Fijians to play the All Blacks.

The Fijian men’s and women’s 7s teams are to complete their 14-day quarantine today.

Meanwhile, Oceania Rugby has released the fixtures for the competition. All details are on page 23.

 

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