Katonibau to join Fiji fans in HK after 10s debut
April 4, 2019 5:10 am
Former Fiji Airways 7s star Isake Katonibau is preparing for a different week as captain of GFI HKFC 10s team Mourant Fiji Army.
Katonibau has played in each of Fiji’s record-breaking four consecutive victories.
Isake Katonibau (right) celebrates Fiji’s victory in the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: K.Y Cheng
He says he will be watching from the stands this weekend as his countrymen looks to make it five in a row.
“We have a great history here in Hong Kong since the time if I can remember the beginning of the HK 7s and we have a winning streak here. We’ve champions for the last four years and it’s good to be back and we love HK it’s like our home ground.”
Katonibau has not played for Fiji since last year’s Hong Kong 7s after being embroiled in a court case in June last year.
Meanwhile, Fiji is pooled with arch-rivals New Zealand, Australia, and Kenya.
Fiji meets Kenya at 11.37pm tomorrow in its opening pool match, they will then play Australia at 5.13pm Saturday before taking on New Zealand at 8.55pm.
The cup quarterfinals start at 2.58pm on Sunday, cup semifinal final begins at 7.41pm and the cup final kicks off at 11pm on Sunday.