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Fijians ready to blitz at hottest 7s

Jo Kunaluvea
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE Davetalevu rugby club from Nadroga left yesterday afternoon for Darwin in Australia to take part in a 7s tournament this weekend called the Hottest Sevens in the world.

The team last won in 1994 and had the services of former Flying Fijians Jonetani Waqa, Napolioni Vitau and Sikeli Kunaqio.

Team manager Eapi Deku said they aimed to win the title this year.

"For the past years we have only managed to reach either the cup semi-final or final but we believe we have the calibre of players who can do the job," Deku said.

"Last year we were denied visas by the Australian Government at the last minute which prevented us from taking part."

Dropped national 7s team member Jasa Veremalua is among the 12-member team that includes Ulaiasi Lawavou and Jiuta Lutumailagi.

Deku said the players went through two weeks of strenuous training under the hot sun to acclimatise with the current humid weather experienced in the north of Australia.

Sigatoka-based Davetalevu is pooled with the University Phoenix, Outlaws and Stallions.

The team is coached by Esala Nauga and the technical adviser is Jone Lotu.

Team members:- Ulaiasi Lawavou, Levani Kurimudu, Jasa Veremalua, Manoa Tamaya, Apisalome Waqatabu, Jiuta Lutumailagi, Aporosa Duwai, Aporosa Tabulawaki, Ratunaisa Vatuionaruku, Kitione Taliga, Ului Rawalai and Simeli Taqea.

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