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Ratubuli takes over sevens rover position

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SERUA native Donasio Ratubuli has cemented his spot as the country's top rover after being selected to represent the country at the HSBC Japan and Hong Kong 7s.

The 24-year-old flyer is set to engrave his name alongside some of Fiji's top rovers such as Noa Nadruku, Vili Rauluni and Manasa Bari, Joeli Lutumailagi, Levani Nabuliwaqa and Vereniki Goneva.

And as the Vodafone national 7s team departed our shores yesterday, Ratubuli has set his sights on helping his teammates retain the prestigious Hong Kong 7s crown.

He was instrumental in Fiji's win in Hong Kong last season and was also part of Fiji's 7s dream team that walloped New Zealand 44-0 on their way to winning the Dubai 7s title.

Ratubuli said he was honoured to retain his spot in the team despite the competition from many talented players in Fiji.

"To retain my spot for Hong Kong 7s is a huge achievement knowing the abundance of talent in the country," he said.

"I thank the Almighty Lord for giving me the power and the strength to reach this far.

"The coach has done his part in selecting me, now the onus is on me to deliver."

Ratubuli said he was confident of the side playing well in Hong Kong.

"We have prepared well for these two tournaments and I am hopeful we will win the Hong Kong 7s crown for third consecutive year.

"All teams will be aiming to deny us the Hong Kong 7s crown but I have confidence in my mates that we will do the country proud.

"These two tournaments will be vital for Fiji in our bid to win the series and we are challenged to rise to the occasion and make our people happy."

The side departed the country yesterday and will face Samoa, USA and France in their pool games.








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