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Tuwai overcomes odds to make cut

February 28, 2016 12:02 am

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach, Ben Ryan says star forward Pio Tuwai has earned his way into the 14-member squad for the Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s.

Tuwai came through a bout of food poisoning and went through a torrid time as his house was partly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Ryan says he will monitor Tuwai’s form early next week and decide whether to field the towering forward in Las Vegas or hold him back until the Vancouver 7s the following weekend.

The 32 year old only returned to full training on the week of the team naming for the North American leg of the World Series.

The national side departs for Las Vegas tomorrow.

The Las Vegas 7s kicks-off next Saturday and you can watch it live on FBC TV.

Fiji is pooled with Argentina, France and Samoa.