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Vakatawa to face Fiji in Japan 7s

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NAITASIRI lad Vereimi Vakatawa will be key man for France when they face Vodafone Fiji in their opening match at this weekends Japan 7s in Tokyo.

The former Nasinu Secondary School under-19 skipper is expected to use his Fijian rugby skills to help his adopted country in the two-day tournament.

Vakatawa, who plays for T14 club Metro Racing is one of the top wingers in French rugby.

He will also strengthen the side when they participate in Hong Kong 7s next weekend.

In an interview on the Metro Racing website the 21-year-old flyer said it was an honour to be selected for the France 7s team.

Vakatawa said he was looking forward to the game against his fellow countrymen in Japan.

Fiji will play its opening match against France. The other teams in Fiji's pool include USA and Samoa.

South Africa is the defending champion of the Japan 7s.








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