Katonibau and Veremalua back in Fiji 7s team

Isake Katonibau and Jasa Veremalua are back in the Fiji 7s team for Hong Kong 7s and Sigapore 7s

The Vodafone Fiji 7s Team Head Coach Gareth Baber have today released the names of the Vodafone 7s Team to the 2017 HSBC World 7s Series tournaments in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Known as the mecca of 7s, the Hong Kong leg is considered the premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens Series calendar.

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team returns as defending champions and Baber has selected the best team for the task ahead.

“I know and understand what the Hong Kong 7s means to Fiji and the Fijian people and I have selected a team that I believe will be able to compete with the other top Teams.” the Coach added.

Making a return to the team are Jasa Veremalua and Isake Katonibau.

“We are happy to have two experienced players back in Jasa and Isake and I am confident that their presence will boost and give confidence to our younger players like Mesulame, Seta and Kalione, Gareth added

Fiji Rugby Union CEO John O’Connor says that the team selected have a tough battle ahead of them considering that the Hong Kong Sevens is considered our Home tournament and we are the defending Champions.

He challenged the Team that they must go out there and perform to the best of their ability and win both the Hong Kong 7s and the Singapore 7s.

The players selected have a tough task ahead.

The selected players are:

Mesulame Kunavula

Kalione Nasoko
Setareki Bituniyata
Jasa Veremalua
Apisai Domolailai
Sevuloni Mocenacagi
Jerry Tuwai
Waisea Nacuqu
Amenoni Nasilasila
Vatemo Ravouvou
Osea Kolinisau
Joeli Lutumailagi
Nacanieli Labalaba
Isake Katonibau

The team will depart Fiji for Hong Kong on Thursday, 30 March 2017.

source: Fiji village

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