Fiji 7s coach names squad for Dubai 7s
22 November, 2018, 5:45 pm
Fiji Airways Fiji 7s head coach Gareth Baber has named his squad for the opening two rounds of the 2018 /19 HSBC World Sevens Series.
In a statement released by FRU this afternoon, 13 players will leave for Dubai this coming Friday and the Baber said the squad is chasing early points to secure a strong start to their season.
“We’ve got a squad with a general mix and balance of experience alongside talented individuals who will be making their first appearances in the HSBC series” he stated.
“We know securing points early in the season is important and Dubai comes as the first leg where we want to establish ourselves” he added.
Kalione Nasoko will lead the team for the Dubai and Cape Town tournaments with Paula Dranisinikula still recuperating from a leg fracture.
The team travel to Dubai today and will spend the week in camp with a training game against the USA on Tuesday before kicking off the tournament on Friday 30th.
Fiji faces France, Scotland and Kenya in the pool games and Baber said the players are in good shape ahead of the series opener.
Fiji Airways Men’s 7s Squad for Dubai 7s:
2. Kali Nasoko
3. Apenisa Cakabalvu
4. Beniamino Vota
5. Sevouloni Mocenecagi
6. Ratu Meli Derelagi
7. Jerry Tuwai
8. Waisea Nacugu
9. Vatemo Ravouvou
10. Aminoni Nasilasila
11. Vilimone Botitu
12. Alosio Naduva
13. Filimoni Tuimaba