Fijiana and Fijian 7s U18 ready for World School Sevens

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FIJIANA and Fijian Under-18 7s team have departed earlier this morning for New Zealand for the 2019 World School Sevens.

32 international rugby 7s teams will take part in this year’s World School Sevens which will be held in Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand from 13-14 December.

World School Sevens started back in 2016 and teams from Japan, Canada, USA, Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand take part in this global tournament.

Our Fijiana 7s team was selected from the National Provincial Championship which was held in Lautoka last two weeks.

They marched into camp and been training together under the guidance of Coach Koli Sewabu for 1 week.

The 17 member squad consist of players from around different province in Fiji.

The Fijian7s Under 18 side mainly consist of Vodafone Fijian Under-18 team that toured New Zealand.

Head Coach Masi Saqanivere said that the boys have blended in well in terms of fitness and their set pieces.

“Preparations have been going for 3 weeks now and as far as fitness is concern, the boys are in a good shape and are ready, we’ve been playing warm up games week in week out with elite pathway players and non-travelling Fiji 7s team.”

World School Sevens main objective is to provide the highest level of competition to the best young talents in the world as these young players will act as a development tool for the next generation of athletes in rugby sevens.

The competition also aims to give these players a life changing experience in New Zealand involves a week of activities.

Under 18 Fijiana 7s
Margaret Fatima Tabua
Vika Tina Marie Tawake
Harina Erasito
Lavina Lagi
Mereani Solevu
Setaita Railumu
Sylvia Tuisese
Maria Rokotuisiga
Lusiana Vakatawabai
Virisila Radovu
Isabella Coy
Mariana Laukini
Loata Rokome
Elenoa Cina
Lagilagi Bogisa
Vasemaca Marama
Adi Mereani Rogosau

Under18 Fijian 7s
Kitione Salawa
Aporosa Daniteri
Sevuloni Lutu
Mosese Qionimacawa
Jack Volavola
Lorima Nadrakuro
Viliame Qalovi
Vuate Karawalevu
Talatala Tokaibai
Evironi Korobiau
Kelepi Mataitoga
Maika Selema
Mitchell Simpson
Jonathan Sovasova

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