BABY of the team Josua Tuisova is on the right track to continuing the family legacy in the national 7s team after he was named in the Digicel national 7s training squad for the Wellington and Las Vegas 7s tournament.
The 18-year-old versatile flyer, who is the younger brother of former national 7s forward Pio Tuwai, said he was proud to be selected in the 16-member training squad.
Tuisova combined well with playmaker Joji Ragamate, Ilai Tinai and the rest of the Fiji Digicel Barbarian 7s team that enabled them to win the 2012 Uprising 7s at Lautoka's Churchill Park on Saturday.
He said to be named in the training squad was an early birthday present since he will celebrate his 19th birthday on February 4.
He thanked the Almighty God for blessing his family with the rugby talent as he set to take over from his older brother.
The Votua native of Ba said he was inspired by the achievement of his brother which made him work hard.
"Firstly I thank the Lord for my achievement today taking into consideration the many talented players that played today (Saturday)," said Tuisova.
"It is really an early birthday present since I will be 19 years in February.
"I am also humbled to follow in the footsteps of my brother and I will do all it takes to fulfil my goal."
He said he was prepared to prove his spot in the final 12-member team to be selected for the third leg of the HSBC International Rugby Board 7s series.
"The job is not over yet. I will have to battle for the final 12 spots with my fellow national teammates.
"I am aware of what to expect in the next few days and I will give my best at training to fulfil my ultimate dream of donning the national white jumper just like my brother," he said.
National 7s coach Alivereti Dere said the 16 selected players would have to battle for the 12 spots in the coming days.
"These 16 players will be tested in the coming days and only the fittest and the best 12 will be selected," said Dere.
He said the team will be named next Wednesday.
16-member squad: Forwards: Ulaiyasi Lawavou, Setefano Cakau, Nemani Nagusa, Manueli Laqai, Jone Vota, Mosese Saunivanua, Jasa Veremalua and Peni Ravai. Backs: Joji Ragamate, Ilai Tinai, Samisoni Viriviri, Josua Tuiova, Sakiusa Gavidi, Manasa Nayagi, Emosi Mulevoro and Benito Eremasi.