Fiji 7s team depart for Hong Kong and GC2018

Josua Vakurinabili and members of the Fiji Airways Fiji men's team before their departure at the Nadi International Airport this morning. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Josua Vakurinabili and members of the Fiji Airways Fiji men's team before their departure at the Nadi International Airport this morning. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Update: 12:53PM THE 16-member Fiji Airways national 7s team to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the HSBC Hong Kong 7s departed our shores this morning.

Head coach Gareth Baber says they will take each tournament as it comes with the Hong Kong 7s tournament first on their assignment list.

He said he had a fair idea on the 13 players to fly the Fiji flag at the So Kon Po Stadium.

Fiji is chasing a piece of history at this year’s Hong Kong 7s as the only team to win the mecca of 7s title for four consecutive years.

France-based Semi Kunatani will join the team in Hong Kong.       

The Hong Kong 7s will be held on April 6-8 followed by the Commonwealth Games on April 14-15.

Commonwealth and Hong Kong 7s team: 

Semi Kunatani, Jasa Veremalua, Josua Vakurinabili, Paula Dranisinukula, Kalione Nasoko, Jerry Tuwai, Vatemo Ravouvou, Amenoni Nasilasila, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Mesulame Kunavula, Eroni Sau, Alasio Naduva, Samisoni Viriviri, Isake Katonibau, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, and Waisea Nacuqu.