Tuwai a player to watch in Dubai
December 5, 2019 6:50 am
World Rugby 7s player of the year Jerry Tuwai is one of the stars to watch in Dubai according to experts.
Even national coach Gareth Baber and Captain Paula Dranisinukula believe Tuwai does more than expected on the field.
Tuwai is regarded as Fiji’s most successful 7s player After winning an Olympic gold medal, being the first player to win five Hong Kong titles in a row, winning three World Series titles and also being part of the first team to claim back to back titles in a leg.
Baber says Tuwai always gets himself out of difficult situations on the field.
‘He’s one of the most humble people you’ll see on the rugby field win or lose he’s a great character to have around as the man grows especially in a pressurized situation like this he develops different weapons that he has and one of those is Jerry’s leadership and mentorship to others in the squad’.
National 7s captain Paula Dranisinukula says Fiji is blessed to have Tuwai.
‘It’s an honor to be on his side in the field and also outside the field and it’s a big boost and help to the team he is a motivator and everyone looks up to him due to his achievement in rugby 7s he’s a small man on the field but he can do much greater things’.
Tuwai has scored 120 tries in 265 matches for Fiji in the world 7s series.
The Fiji Men’s 7s side meets Japan at 4:02 am tomorrow. Their second pool match is at 10:04 pm tomorrow as well against Argentina and France at 4:02 am on Saturday.
In the women’s competition, the Fijiana will play all their pool games on tomorrow starting with Australia at 12:12 am they will then meet Spain at 6 pm before taking on Ireland at 11:12 pm.
You can watch the Dubai 7s, LIVE on FBC-TV.