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Bad start for Tuisova

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, February 03, 2013

JOSUA Tuisova did not get the start he may have dreamt of in the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series.

The 18-year-old made his debut in the starting line-up in the game against Scotland on Friday at the Wellington 7s.

Coach Timoci Wainiqolo named the youngster at rover but he struggled in the game before getting injured which saw him replaced in the second spell.

Fiji lost that game 12-14.

When Times Sport went for post-match interviews, Tuisova was being taken in for x-ray check.

He was later cleared of any broken bones.

Wainiqolo said it was unfortunate for Tuisova to start his international 7s rugby career on a disappointing note.

"It's sad for him and obviously a bad start. He wanted to commit himself and showed that leading up to the game but unfortunately he got injured," Wainiqolo said.

Fiji 7s skipper Setefano Cakau said there were players in the team who could replace Tuisova.

Tuisova, the younger brother of former Fiji 7s rep Pio Tuwai, has been part of the Fiji Rugby Union sevens plan for some time. It has been his dream to follow the footstep of his brother Tuwai and father Gabrieli Naborisi.