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Four new reps in Fiji 7s squad
Four new players Nepani Botia, Metuisela Talebula, Joji Ragamate and Aporosa Tabulawaki are members of the 16-member squad that was selected..
Making a comeback to the squad after missing the Hong Kong 7s and Adelaide leg were Peni Gaunimeke and Livai Ikanikoda.
Digicel 7s coach Josateki Savou said the squad has been reduced so that it can give them enough time for preparation.
“We have reduced the squad from 22 to 16 so that it can give us enough time for preparation especially with the processing of visas.
“The new players have enough time to blend in with the old players so that they have enough time to strengthen their team bonding before the last two legs,” Savou said.
Savou has also stated that he is working hard with his two assistants Manasa Bari and Jope Tuikabe to put together a good team for the last two tournaments.
The final 12-member squad will be selected next Tuesday with four non- travelling reserves.
The London 7s kicks off on May 21-22 followed by Edinburgh 7s on May 28-29.
The 16 member squad;Dale Tonawai,Setefano Cakau, Watisoni Votu, Leone Nakarawa, Sakenasa Aca, Nepani Botia, Nikola Matawalu, Livai Ikanikoda, Peni Gaunimeke, Metuisela Talebula, David Batiratu, Mitieli Nacagilevu, Joeli Lutumailagi, Waisale Dau, Joji Ragamate, Aporosa Tabulawaki.
SOURCE: FIJI SUN/PACNEWS
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