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Tuwai leads team

Maciu Malo
Thursday, April 10, 2014

TOWERING national Vodafone 7s rep Pio Tuwai will spearhead Tokatoka Westfield Dragons's quest to win the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s for three consecutive years.

Tuwai will be joined by his national 7s teammates Samu Saqiwa and Vatemo Ravouvou for this weekend's Nawaka 7s title defence campaign.

Another notable inclusion is Nadroga pivot Simeli Koniferedi who has been training with the side for the past three weeks.

Team president Ponijese Lou said the inclusion of the national reps had boosted the players' morale ahead of the title defence.

He said the side expected a tougher competition than last year as all the teams would be gunning to wrest the title away from them.

"We are fortunate to have Tuwai, Saqiwa and Ravouvou back at training and they will be part of the team to defend our title," said Lou.

"The boys have trained hard and are aware of the challenges ahead of them.

"Defending the title will be tough but we will try our best to win the Nawaka 7s trophy for three consecutive years."

Lou said the boys were looking to give their best during the two-day tournament.

"We respect all teams but it doesn't take away our desire to defend our title," he said

"We are not pressured being the defending champion and we will take each game as it comes."

He said the side also had services of four players who featured for the Asian Pacific Dragons that won the Hong Kong 10s tournament a fortnight ago.

They are Asaeli Vula, Vilimoni Morawa, Viliame Navanua and Koli Tamanitoakula.

Fiji Warriors rep Sainivalati Ramuwai has also been named in the side.

The tournament will be held at Prince Charles Park tomorrow.








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