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Boost for HK

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

IF being the defending champions and winning the Tokyo 7s in Japan over the weekend isn't enough, the Vodafone Fiji 7s side got an extra nudge to boost its campaign in the Hong Kong 7s this weekend.

Following Fiji's exceptional 33-26 win over South Africa in the final in Japan, two players from the national side were named in the Tokyo 7s Dream Team.

Speedster Samisoni Viriviri and incredible Pio Tuwai along with inspirational New Zealand 7s skipper DJ Forbes, Lomano Lemeki (Japan), Cameron Clark (Australia), Zack Test (USA) and Werner Kok (South Africa) make up the team picked by the IRB.

This privilege is timely for lanky Tuwai who will be gracing the field in So Kon Po again after a lapse of five years.

He won the Hong Kong 7s title under the guidance of Iliesa Tanivula in the 2008/09 series.

And the 30-year-old Ba man knows how special the tournament is and is ready to put his body on the line to help Fiji win the Hong Kong 7s title for the third consecutive year.

"Playing in Hong Kong is always special and the people of Fiji always love the team to win. I will try my best and help the boys do well and make the people of Fiji proud," Tuwai said.

"Winning the Hong Kong 7s is always special after winning the title under the guidance of Tanivula.

"I will also dedicate this tournament to my family back home," Tuwai said.

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