High expectations of Vuki at Oktoberfest 7s

Veniona Vuki with President Jioji Konrote at State House in Suva during the iTatau presentation last week. Picture: ERONI TUINUKU.

FORMER Malolo rugby captain and Nadi number eight Veniona Vuki has been highly spoken of by the Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber as a player to watch.

The Nadroga native is part of the 13 member Fiji squad that travelled to Germany yesterday for the Oktoberfest rugby 7s tournament.

Baber said Vuki has all the calibers needed in the national sevens team and he needs to prove himself worthy to don the national jumper.

“I saw him playing 15s here domestically in Nadi and he’s a strong runner, aggressive, he likes his defence and carries as well and one thing I love about him is his good work ethics on the field.

“Anyone who plays sevens should understand that the work ethics above all else is going to carry you forward and he also has talent and the big jump for him is to see if he can use it in the training field and also in an international tournament and the one in Germany should be his first go,” said Baber.

Fiji is in Group B with Germany, France and USA and their first pool match will be against the USA.

 

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