Baber names 12 member squad

Head coach Gareth Baber of Fiji Airways Fiji 7's team. Picture: FT FILE/RAMA

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s Head Coach Gareth Baber has named 12 man squad for the opening of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

In a statement issued tonight, Baber said his team was fit, ready and eager to get their 2018/19 campaign off to a strong start.

Baber announced that Ratu Meli Derenelagi waswas  man omitted from the team of 12 and credited the newcomer to the squad for his high work rate and effort pushing for selection in team camp in Dubai this week.

“The whole squad pushed each other very hard this week and we kept them all on their toes only announcing the squad at Captains Run,” he said.

“For this tournament Rt Meli Derenelagi has missed out but he got through an enormous amount of work this week, with a bit of learning to do but we look forward to seeing what he can bring as the series progresses.”

The Fiji Airways Men’s 7s squad for the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s features three debutants amongst many familiar stars including Mesulame Kunavula, Kali Nasoko, Apenisa Cakabalvu, Beniamino Vota, Sevouloni Mocenecagi, Jerry Tuwai, Waisea Nacugu, Vatemo Ravouvou, Amenoni Nasilasila, Vilimone Botitu, Alosio Naduva, Filimoni Tuimaba.

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