Back after 20 years: Fijiana returns to Hong Kong

Sevuloni Mocenacagi, centre, runs away from Vuiviwa Naduvalo as Waisea Nacuqu, right, looks for support during the Fiji men’s 7s team training session before the Cathay Pacific/ HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Hong Kong 7s tournament at Kings Park Rugby Fields in Hong Kong, China. Picture: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for WORLD RUGBY

After 20 years, the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s side will run on to the turf at So Kon Po Stadium to battle it out against the world’s best in Hong Kong this weekend.

But there is more than just winning on their minds as they take on Brazil, Australia and Ireland in their pool games, they know nothing less than giving it their best will give the side a shot at qualifying for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Coach Saiasi Fuli says his girls are well aware of what is riding on their shoulders and said the mix of young and experienced players should place them in good stead ahead of their game against Ireland at 5.04pm and Brazil at 9.04pm today.

They face Australia at 1.55pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the men’s side take on Samoa at 7.26pm today.

Tomorrow they face Canada at 3.52pm and the high-flying Argentina at 8.37pm.

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