TOMASI Cama is poised to become the first Fijian to win the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens Player of the Year Award.
The New Zealand 7s playmaker, Cama, has been impressive throughout the 2011/12 series and was nominated for the top prize after the conclusion of the Glasgow 7s on Monday.
The son of Fiji 7s legend Tomasi Cama has proved a nemesis to the national side on many occasions and with his uncanny skills dictated the Kiwis attack to dispose Fiji in the past tournaments. The other two players nominated for the award are Frank Halai (NZ) and Matt Turner (England).
According to the irb.com "the outstanding trio was short-listed from a vote by the management teams of the 12 core sides who compete at each and every round of the Series.
"Fijian-born playmaker Cama is up for the award for the second year running, having lost out to South Africa's Cecil Afrika last season.
"Cama's sharp rugby brain and astute Sevens acumen has once again been a key factor behind New Zealand's drive for a 10th World Series success." The former Manawatu player is also the season's top point-scorer with 330 and has 28 tries to his name.
The IRB has also confirmed "for the first time, the public now has the chance to vote on this shor tlist on the official World Series Facebook page".
The results of the public poll along with the votes of the core team management will be considered while finalising the winner.
The award recipient will be announced after the London 7s tournament, which finishes off on Monday next week.