Two national under-20 players named in Fiji 7s final squad
November 22, 2018 4:04 am
Fiji Airways mens 7s coach Gareth Baber has named two national under-20 players in his final 13 member squad for the Dubai and South Africa 7s.
Ratu Meli Derelagi and Vilimoni Botitu have forced their way into the national team for the opening leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Aminoni Nasilasila returns to the squad after missing the Oceania 7s.
Kalione Nasoko will captain the side while dropped from the team are experienced forwards Paula Dranisinukula and Josua Vakurunabili due to injuries.
The team leaves for Dubai today.
Fiji is pooled with Kenya, Scotland and France.
They open their campaign against France at 7.06pm on Friday week, then plays Scotland at 10.06pm and faces Kenya at 4.06am on Saturday 1st December.
The Cup quarter-finals begin at 8pm, semi-finals will be held at 1.17am on Sunday and the Cup final is scheduled for 4.29am.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.
The Fiji 7s final 13 member squad
1. Mesulame Kunavula
2. Kali Nasoko
3. Apenisa Cakabalvu
4. Beniamino Vota
5. Sevuloni Mocenecagi
6. Ratu Meli Derelagi
7. Jerry Tuwai
8. Waisea Nacuqu
9. Vatemo Ravouvou
10. Aminoni Nasilasila
11. Vilimone Botitu
12. Alosio Naduva
13. Filimoni Tuimaba