Fijiana 7s squad trimmed to 16 members

Fiji Airways Fijiana Litia Naiqato going through the drills during their training at Bidesi Park yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team has been trimmed to a 16 member squad before the final 12 to be selected next week for the opening round of the World Sevens Series in the USA next month.

Interim coach and former national rep Ro Alifereti Doviverata named his 16 players after he gelled up his 23 member squad to take on the Striders and the Army Women’s 7s team at Bidesi ground in Suva.

In the 16 member squad, Doviverata named the three survivors from last season that included Litia Naiqato, Ana Maria Naimasi and Mereula Toroti.
The team will depart the country for the United States in two weeks time.

Their first match will be against Canada and then they will face France and Ireland in October 21.

The 16 member squad are:
Forwards: Sereima Lewaniqila, Litia Naiqato, Esiteri Bulikiobo, Sereana Nagatalevu, Vasiti Solikoviti

Backline: Merewalesi Rokouono, Ana Maria Naimasi, Roela Radiniyavuni, Litiana Lawedrau, Naina Baleca, Akosita Ravato, Mereula Toroti, Vilisi Vakaloloma, Ema Adivitaloga, Paulini Korowaqa and Mela Matanatabu.

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