JOJI Ragamate remains in the run for the 12-member Digicel Fiji sevens team to the Wellington 7s after getting cleared by the Fiji Rugby Union yesterday.
The star playmaker sustained injuries during the Uprising Fiji International 7s tournament last week and was in doubt for the upcoming leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
However, Ragamate was named in the 16-member national squad on Saturday last week but his position not confirmed until yesterday.
He marched into camp yesterday along with other players for the final stage of preparation for the Wellington and Las Vegas 7s next month.
"All the (16) players are fit and looking forward to the trainings this week. We will have recovery sessions before some training and pool sessions later in the week," Fiji 7s assistant coach Timoci Wainiqolo said.
"We will be focusing on some areas in the defence and attack that we lacked at the Uprising 7s."
Meanwhile, two new players that were included in the 16-member squad would not be part of the tournament in New Zealand.
Emosi Mulevoro and Mosese Saunivanua are restricted from travelling to New Zealand because of the travel sanction imposed on our military and naval officers by the NZ government.
Wainiqolo said Mulevoro and Saunivanua knew the stance of the NZ government and had applied for the US visa instead.
He said the duo would be roped in if someone was injured at the Wellington 7s for the Las Vegas leg.
Meanwhile, Wainiqolo has called on the nation to back the team as they prepare to close the lead on the International Rugby Board 7s series point's leaders New Zealand.
Fiji is placed on the third spot on 44 points following their disappointing performance in Dubai and South Africa 7s.
The All Blacks 7s leads on 60 points followed by France on 46 points while South Africa and Samoa are on fourth and fifth places with 41 and 39 points respectively.
Fiji is pooled with Portugal, Australia and Scotland in the Wellington 7s to be played on February 1 and 2.
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 Tuisova, Sakiusa Gavidi, Manasa Nayagi, Emosi Mulevoro and Benito Eremasi.