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Nacuqu to boost West Wardens

Maciu Malo
Saturday, January 18, 2014

FORMER national 7s rep Waisea Nacuqu will boost the West Wardens' title campaign in today's Lomavata 7s to be held at Lautoka's Churchil Park.

The 20-year-old playmaker who was part of the national team that won the IRB Dubai 7s last month is hopeful of his team's winning chances today despite rubbing shoulders against some of the best in the business.

Nacuqu said the side had prepared well for the tournament and would be out deliver the goods.

The team's first obstacle will be in the pool games when they battle head-on against the champion Red Rock side from Suva.

Nacuqu said there were many unknown players in his team compared with Red Rock.

"We will not underestimate any team but the big test in the pool game will be against Red Rock," he said.

"Red Rock has some experienced players who have been exposed to top level competition and they will be at their best in this tournament.

"Our boys know what to expect from Red Rock and we will give them a good run for their money."

Wardens coach Maika Tunisa said his players had what it took to win the tournament and that the inclusion of Nacuqu had boosted the morale of the players.

"We have won a few tournaments here in the West and we will also showcase our talents and capabilities against other top teams in the tournament," said Tunisa.

"The boys have prepared well and they are raring to show their worth against top teams like Red Rock.

"And with the guidance of Nacuqu, I am confident we will do well."

West Wardens are pooled with Red Rock, Nailaga III and Reef.

Top teams such as Yamacia, Red Rock, Tokatoka Westfield Babas, Natabua, West Wardens and Tale Babas are expected to feature in the one-day tournament

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