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Brothers team up

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 17, 2012

BROTHERS Waisea Nayacalevu and Avenisi Vasuinubu will feature for the Uprising Rugby Club for the last time at the Nawaka 7s tournament tomorrow.

The duo, who are lining up rugby contracts abroad, have been associated with the club for the past couple of seasons.

And winning the Fiji Bitter-sponsored tournament will be a great way to end their colourful career with their club before heading overseas.

Vasuinubu earlier pulled out of the Fiji under-20 rugby team to join a club in France while Nayacalevu is expected to put pen into paper soon.

This was revealed to Times Sport by a source close to the team camp.

Newcastle Knights bound Adrea Cocagi will also feature in the team that is made up of players that lost in the semi-finals of the Uprising 7s tournament in Suva earlier this year.

Cocagi, a student at Lomary Secondary School, has secured a scholarship with National Rugby League side the Knights.

The 18-year old will play alongside seasoned players Laisiasa Coqe and Aporosa Toroca.

Cocagi impressed for the Lomary rugby league U18 side during the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition which earned him the Knights scholarship.

"The two brothers will play for Uprising with Adrea. It will be the last time they will be playing for the club before heading overseas," the source revealed.

Nayacalevu and Avenisi hit the headlines during the Marist 7s with Uprising. Their performance earned them a call-up into the Fiji team for the Wellington and Las Vegas tournaments on the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series.

While Avenisi was called into the Fiji U20 side, Nayacalevu continued to play for the Alivereti Dere-coached Digicel Fiji 7s team which ended the 2011/2012 IRB series with victory at the London 7s tournament last weekend.

Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament organiser Vuniani Derenalagi confirmed Uprising is also featuring in the tournament.


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