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Vuruna out to the test against Scotland

March 23, 2012 5:02 am

Fiji rugby 7s and Hong Kong debutant, Isikeli Vuruna will be put to the test in their first pool game against Scotland in Hong Kong tonight.

Assistant coach Etuate Waqa says Vuruna’s consistent performances in Fiji is what they are banking on when he features out on the wing at Happy Valley.

“Vuruna’s consistent performance is his strongest in Hong Kong. He’s got speed with him, he’s very quick, in defence, one on one he tackles very well and plays well with the team. He is very quite off the field but once he goes in he tries his best and these are his qualities that we’ll be banking on in Hong Kong.”

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Coach Alivereti Dere has named a strong team with skipper Setefano Cakau, Nemani Nagusa and Waisea Nayacalevu at forwards.

Nikola Matawalu will be at halfback, Metuisela Talebula is at playmaker, Joeli Lutumailagi is at rover and Vuruna at wing.

Fiji faces Scotland at 9.06pm, games will be played from 8.20pm with Canada versus the Phillipines, Tonga versus China.

New Zealand plays USA at 9.28pm, Samoa is up against Kenya followed by Russia versus Japan, Spain versus Zimbabwe and Uruguay versus Hong Kong.

Wrapping up Day one is Australia versus France at 11.46pm, South Africa versus Wales and England versus Argentina.

Fiji’s games on Saturday are against France at 4.42 pm and Australia at 10.46pm.

Live commentaries of the matches at the Hong Kong 7s will air on our sister station BULA FM with the voice of rugby, Graham Eden.

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