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Yato puts hand up for Rio

October 14, 2015 4:55 am

Vodafone Flying Fijians back-rower, Peceli Yato has put his hand up for selection to be part of the national 7s team to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The 22 year old, who plays club rugby for Clermont in France, says it will be an honor and a privilege to get a call-up from national 7s coach, Ben Ryan.

“I’ve just heard that I’m in the training squad so I can come here to Fiji to play sevens for Rio; so I’m looking forward to being part of the team to the Olympics.”

Meanwhile, Ryan has set his sights on several overseas-based players he is interested in roping in for sevens rugby’s maiden appearance in the Olympic Games next year such as Yato, Levani Botia, Semi Kunatani, Samisoni Viriviri and Leone Nakarawa.

The first leg of the World Series will be held in Dubai on December 3rd and 4th.