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Mocenacagi Joins Fiji 7s Camp: O’Connor

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rugby head coach Ben Goll­ings wanted to check out three of our France-based play­ers in this weekend’s HSBC World Sevens Series tournament in Tou­louse.
19 May 2022 16:30
Mocenacagi Joins Fiji 7s Camp: O’Connor
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s players: Standing, from left, Filipo Sauturaga, Tevita Daugunu (captain), Filipo Bukayaro, Josua Vakurinabili, Joseva Talacolo, Vuiviawa Naduvacu, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Jeremaia Matana, Semi Kunatani. Sitting, from left, Manueli Maisamoa, Napolioni Bolaca, Waisea Nacuqu, Kaminieli Rasaku, Elia Canakaivata, Etu Tusitala (strength and conditioning coach) in Toulouse, France. Photo: PINA.

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rugby head coach Ben Goll­ings wanted to check out three of our France-based play­ers in this weekend’s HSBC World Sevens Series tournament in Tou­louse.

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive confirmed to SUNsports yesterday that former Fijian 7s rep Sevuloni Mocenacagi has been released by his club and is now the 14th player in the squad.

“On whether Sevu plays this weekend is the coach’s call,” O’Connor said.

“Sevu had visited the team and expressed his interest, so the coach told him to get his release from his club, which he did.”

O’Connor said Gollings wanted to have a look at the players as they are preparing for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in Eng­land, which is from July 28 to Au­gust 8.

“We also applied for the release of Sireli Maqala and Jiuta Wainiqolo but they were not given by the clubs. This is because they are playing in the finals of their re­spective competitions.”

Maqala and Wainiqolo were mem­bers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medal winning team.

Farebrother Clash In Nausori

Meanwhile, O’Connor said Satur­day’s double-header clash between Naitasiri and Northland is moved to Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

The Skipper Fiji Rugby Cham­pionship clash will be Naitasiri’s home clash where the INKK Fiji Rugby Farebrother Trophy will be at stake.

In the other Skipper Fiji Rugby Championship matches, Ram Sami Suva travel to Sigatoka to play Na­droga on Friday at Lawaqa Park.

On Saturday, Rewa host Nadi at Burebasaga ground while Namosi take on Tailevu at Thomson Park, Navua.

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