A star in the making

Fiji Airways Fiji 7s player Sevuloni Mocenacagi with his family at Nadi yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Fiji Airways Fiji 7s player Sevuloni Mocenacagi with his family at Nadi yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

LANKY Sevuloni Mocenacagi has stamped his name as the top and number one rover for the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team.

The Canada 7s player of the final has filled in the vacuum left by some of Fiji’s best rovers such as Noa Nadruku, Vili Rauluni, Saimoni Rokini and Osea Kolinisau, to name a few.

Mocenacagi, who formerly played in the forwards has been drafted by Gareth Baber to cover for the rover position in past tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

His mesmerising performance contributed to Fiji’s win at Hamilton, New Zealand, the Canada 7s in Vancouver, and at last year’s Hong Kong 7s.

And with many players also competing for the same position, Mocenacagi said he would continue to work hard to cement his spot in the Fiji 7s team.

The soft spoken player said the Vancouver 7s win was now history and his target was to prove his worth in training to be considered for Hong Kong 7s selection.

Mocenacagi who has fitted in well in the backline position after having played in the forwards on many occasions, said he would continue to work hard to retrain his spot.

“I believe there are many new and upcoming talented players that I will contest with for Hong Kong 7s,” he said.

“I will have to work really hard to maintain my spot and I can’t dwell on our Canada 7s achievement.

“But I am ready for the challenge and will try my best to retain my spot in the team.

“I am also ready to play at any position in the team.”

The Yamacia 7s captain thanked his teammates for the effort that enabled him to win the Vancouver 7s player of the final award.

‘It was the team effort that made me win the best player award after the final,” he said.

Mocenacagi was greeted by his Yamacia teammates and parents at Nadi International Airport yesterday.

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