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Ravai jets out to replace Tuisova

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

NADROGA rugby forward Peni Ravai will join the Digicel Fiji sevens team at the fifth International Rugby Board HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Las Vegas this weekend.

Ravai will replace injured Josua Tuisova.

The 19-year-old Tuisova suffered an injury on his debut game against Scotland at the Wellington 7s last week.

He was ruled out of the rest of the tournament after medical checkups.

Ravai was earlier drafted into the Fiji Barbarians side to replace Levani Botia who suffered a knee injury during the Uprising Fiji International Sevens tournament. Ravai, who plays as a prop for Nadroga in the provincial rugby competition, impressed the national selectors at the Uprising event to earn his spot in the 16-member team for Wellington and LA tournaments.

He missed selection but will be have an opportunity to wear the national sevens jumper following Tuisova's injury.

Fiji Rugby Union media officer Talei Mow confirmed that Ravai would be jetting out of the country to join the team in LA.

Fiji is pooled with England, Portugal and Scotland in Pool A.

The Setefano Cakau-captained side is currently fourth on the IRB points table with 51 points.





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