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Fijian 4 To Lead Japan’s 7s Campaign

Four Fijians have been named in the Japan men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams for the Tokyo Olympic Games. In the men’s squad saw the return of veteran forwards Kameli
24 Jun 2021 12:15
Fijian 4 To Lead Japan’s 7s Campaign
Raicehlmiyo Bativakalolo. Source: Japan Rugby.

Four Fijians have been named in the Japan men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In the men’s squad saw the return of veteran forwards Kameli Soejima and Jose Seru while Lote Tuqiri is in the backs.

The women’s side have the services of Raichelmiyo Bativakalolo.

Chihito Matsui has been appointed captain of the Japan men’s sevens by head coach Kensuke Iwabuchi, while the Japan women’s sevens head coach Hare Makiri has named co-captains in Mayu Shimizu and Bativakalolo.

In the men’s team, Soejima, Kazushi Hano and Tuqiri all played at the Rio Olympic 2016, while Mifuyu Koide is the only player in the current women’s team to represent Japan at Rio 2016.

The men’s team will train at Fuchu, Tokyo until June 21, before moving to their training camp in Hokkaido from June 25 to July 5.

They will resume training from their base in Fuchu from July 11 until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Men’s Sevens begin on July 26.

The women’s team will move to their training camp in Okinawa from June 22 until June 29, before heading into their final training camp from June 30 until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Women’s

Sevens begin on July 29.

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