Tabu likely to debut for Fiji in Las Vegas 7s
February 28, 2019 5:10 am
Fiji Airways men’s 7s coach Gareth Baber is impressed with debutant Isoa Tabu and believes the young forward is ready to make earn his first cap at the Las Vegas tournament this weekend.
Tabu is the younger brother of Fiji 7s robust forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi.
Baber says Tabu is giving his best shot and is in equal contention for a sport like any other forward in the team.
“If you look at the likes of his running meters in training and the games we play, the number of tackles he puts, the number of carries he makes, it is all similar to what Kalione Nasoko, Meli Derenalagi and Paula Dranisinukula would do in a tough game.”
Baber will name his final 13 member squad for the tournament on Friday.
The Fiji 7s side kicks off its campaign against Scotland at 11.22am on Saturday, meets Wales at 2.23pm before playing Australia at 7.52am on Sunday in its last pool match.
The Cup quarters begin at 1.46pm on Sunday, semis at 9.12am next Monday and the Cup final will be played at 12.30pm.