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Votu joins Brisbane 10s event

Waisale Koroiwasa
Sunday, January 14, 2018

BA man and former Fiji rugby player Watisoni Votu and a 'mystery All Blacks legend' who will be one of seven former ABs in French club, Pau when they play in the Brisbane 10s in Australia next month. reported on Friday that the French club announced its squad for next month's two-day tournament and it includes players such as Conrad Smith and Colin Slade, both Rugby World Cup winners with the ABs in 2011 and 2015.

The Fijian winger and centre played for Lautoka before joining English Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.

He was part of the Fiji 7s team during the 2008-09 IRB 7s World Series and made his Test debut for the Flying Fijians in 2012 against Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup.

Votu joined Exeter in 2013 and later USA Perpignan in France.

In April 2015, Votu signed for Top 14 side Pau and has been with the club since.

Last year's inaugural Brisbane 10s was won by the Chiefs and the second edition, which this year features 16 teams, will be held at Suncorp Stadium on February 9-10.

Pau's Brisbane 10s squad: Conrad Smith, Colin Slade, Ben Mowen, Steffon Armitage, Tom Taylor, Lourens Adriaanse, Frank Halai, Jamie Mackintosh, Ignacio Calles, Lucas Rey Quentin Lespiauq, Jeremy Hurou, Daniel Ramsay, Giovanni Habel Kuffner, Pierrick Gunther, Baptiste Pesenti, Martin Puech, Thibault Daubagna, Clovis Lebail, Bastien Pourailly, Brandon Fajardo, Mathias Colombet, Watisoni Votu, Florian Nicot and a mystery All Blacks legend.

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