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Daveta ready to battle the world

Maciu Malo
Monday, August 04, 2014

THE Daveta 7s team is ready to showcase the Fijian flair at the inaugural Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Ireland to be played on August 9 and 10.

Laced with six members of the champion Yamacia team,, the side is optimistic of a good outing against some of the best rugby 7s clubs in the world.

Star playmaker and national 7s training squad member Ropate Labalaba is expected to stamp his mark in the competition.

And with the backing of another national 7s training squad member Jerry Tuwai, the side was likely to raise eyebrows at the meet.

Team manager Paula Biu said the players were eager to make their presence felt at the world stage.

He said the target was to expose the players to international competition.

"Some of these boys have played in Australia, Asia and Samoa but this tournament is totally different because it includes many top clubs around the world," said Biu.

Biu said they were looking forward to running out on the field at Thomond Park. We don't know what to expect from those teams in our pool and we will do our best in all games.

"The focus is on the first pool game and we will take one game at a time.

"It's going to be tough because all participating teams have experienced players."

Biu added like all other teams, the side has its aim to lift the title to Fiji.

The team arrived in Ireland last night and has been drawn with Moscow Saracens, Munster and San Francisco in Pool C Daveta team: Levani Kurimalwai, Levani Kurimudu, Ropate Labalaba, Apimelki Mocekula, Amenoni Nasilasila, Luke Navuwai, Eremasi Radrodro, Ulai Sauvocia, Simeli Taqeya, Emosi Togovaki, Laitia Tuitatava, Jerry Tuwai.

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