Naduva's visa status for Las Vegas 7s still unclear
February 22, 2019 1:18 pm
The Fiji Rugby Union is hoping it will receive feedback of speedster Alasio Naduva’s visa application at the earliest to allow him to join the team for the Las Vegas and Vancouver tournaments.
FRU Chief Executive John O’Connor says Naduva’s visa status remains unclear despite being approved to travel for the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco and the Las Vegas 7s.
O’Connor says they have applied for the player’s visas prior to the Hamilton tournament and there has not been any outcome for his visa.
Coach Gareth Baber earlier said that in case Naduva’s visa application is delayed, sprinter Uluiyata Batinisavu is on standby to travel with the team.
Fiji 7s side kicks off its campaign against Scotland at 11.22am Saturday week, and will then battles Wales at 2.23pm before meeting Australia at 7.52am next Sunday in its last pool match.
The quarterfinals start at 1.46pm on Sunday, semifinal begins at 9.12am on Monday while the final will be played at 12.30pm.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.