2 debutants, 5 baabas make Fiji 7s team to Wellington and Sydney
The selection sees five players from the Fiji Baabas 7s Team that played in the recent SUDAMERICA Tournament forcing their way into the side.
The selected players are:
- Jasa Veremulua
- Sevuloni Mocenacagi
- Setareki Bituniyata
- Nemani Nagusa
- Kalioni Nasoko
- Mesulame Kunavula
- Jerry Tuwai
- Vatemo Ravouvou
- Osea Kolinisau (C)
- Alifereti Veitokani
- Amenoni Nasilasila
- Samisoni Viriviri
- Nacanieli Labalaba
- Joeli Lutumailagi
Mesulame Kunavula and Nacanieli Labalaba will make their debut, while Kalioni Nasoko, Amenoni Nasilasila and Alivereti Veitokani make a return to the side.
Retained from the last leg are Jasa Veremalua, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Setareki Bituniyata, Nemani Nagusa, Jerry Tuwai, Osea Kolinisau, Samisoni Viriviri and Joeli Lutumailagi.
Vatemo Ravouvou who missed out on the first leg of the tournament has also been named in the team.
Vodafone Fiji 7s Coach, Gareth Baber said that the players from the Fiji Baabas 7s team deserved to be selected as they played well and impressively. He also congratulated the two debutants in the team.
BABER: “We believe that we have selected an excellent team which has a mixture of experienced and youthful players. I am confident that the team will do well in both tournaments. Some of the senior players are still recovering from injury and will be considered for the next leg once their rehab has been completed.”
FRU CEO, Mr John O’Connor congratulated the players on their selection.
O’Connor: “I would like to commend you on your selection especially the two debutants. However, I would like to remind the team that you face a huge challenge in both tournaments.”