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Cakau, Botia make 7s return

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, April 20, 2013

DIGICEL Fiji Sevens players who didn't feature in the last leg of the 2012/13 HSBC International Rugby Board Sevens World Series are set to make their return in the national team.

Coach Alivereti Dere named his 16-member squad for the final leg of the series in Scotland and London next month which included players from the Hong Kong 7s win except for Ilai Tinai who withdrew because of personal commitments.

Former skippers Setefano Cakau and Levani Botia alongside star playmaker Joji Ragamate are in contention for a place in the upcoming tournaments.

Also making his return is Suva winger Vilitati Sokiveta who made his debut for the Fiji 7s side in the Dubai and George 7s in South Africa last year.

Dere said the players would join camp tomorrow for the final phase of training.

He will name his final 12-member team next week.

Fiji is grouped with Australia, Argentina and Spain in Pool C of the Scotland 7s which will be held on May 4 and 5.

The national side is third on the IRB 7s standings with 98 points behind New Zealand on 132 and South Africa on 100.

16-member squad:

Jasa Veremalua, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Levani Botia, Jone Vota, Setefano Cakau, Nemani Nagusa, Aisea Druma, Sakuisa Gavidi, Emosi Mulevoro, Osea Kolinisau, Benito Masilevu, Samisoni Viriviri, Leone Nakarawa, Donasio Ratubuli, Vilitati Sokiveta, Joji Ragamate


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