Rawaca named for Oceania 7s

June 22, 2022 10:40 am

Savenaca Rawaca.

Olympic gold medalist Savenaca Rawaca is part of the 16 member Fiji 7s squad for the Oceania Rugby Super Sevens in Auckland, New Zealand this weekend

The 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist returns to join the squad after playing six years overseas.

Also returning is Jerry Tuwai who missed the last two legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series in France and England.

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Head Coach Ben Gollings has maintained his core squad for the Oceania 7s with Captain Tevita Daugunu, Elia Canakaivata and Semi Kunatani, Pilipo Bukayaro, Waisea Nacuqu, and Kaminieli Rasaku.

Josua Vakurinabili, Napolioni Bolaca, Josefa Talacolo and Sevuloni Mocenacagi have missed selection due to injuries.

Gollings  will use the Oceania 7s as a medium to improve on certain areas.

The national coach said they’ll focus on key elements such as combinations, developing new thought processes to the way in which they want to play plus try and polish up on the certain areas of the game.

Gollings is sure that if they fix these areas they would get the result.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s squad:
Elia Canakaivata
Tevita Daugunu
Semi Kunatani
Jeremaia Matana
Tira Wilagi
Josevani Soro
Savenaca Rawaca
Jerry Tuwai
Pilipo Bukayaro
Waisea Nacuqu
Kaminieli Rasaku
Manueli Maisamoa
Vuiviawa Naduvalo
Filipe Sauturaga
Iowane Raturaciri
Iowane Teba