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Club drops players

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

THE Davetalevu rugby club has dropped its players who are part of the Fiji sevens team from their training squad preparing for a tournament in Australia later this month.

National reps Peni Ravai, Nemani Nagusa, Apisai Domolailai, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Samisoni Viriviri and Sailosi Rabo have been released by the club to concentrate on national duty.

And coach Esala Nauga has named another 10 players in his extended squad preparing for the Australian tournament.

Team manager Paula Biu said it was a hard decision to release Nagusa, Domolailai, Ravai, Viriviri, Lawavou and Rabo for national duty.

"We have named 10 new players in the team for the tournament in Australia. Right now we have released the players in the Fiji team to concentrate on the national team.

"They are still part of the team but the Fiji team is a priority to them right now," Biu said.

"It was hard decision for us to drop the players in the Fiji team because they are part of our squad. But with the time factor for our visa application and the fact that we want the best players to be in our national team, we have released them," he said.





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