Fiji 7s welcome Kunatani, Bolaca for Toulouse and London 7s, Tuwai misses out

Courtesy Fiji Rugby

Fiji 7s Head Coach Ben Gollings has named his final 13-member squad for the seventh and eighth tournaments of the World 7s Series.

Jerry Tuwai will not be part of the Toulouse and London 7s with the Fijian Rugby Union stating he was not well.

Tuwai will however maintain his coaching role and he will be available incase injuries arise in the team.

Gollings said “I want to support him have better preparation and as we build towards commonwealth games and World Cup he does not need to prove his quality whilst we look at players. He is on standby if we have any injuries.”

He added Jerry has maintained his Coaching role supporting the team.

Semi Kunataniy returns on the World stage after a lapse of 5 years. The “Beast” is expected to add more fire power and experience in the forward pack which consists of Josua Vakurinabili, Joseva Talacolo, Tevita Daugunu, Elia Canakaivata and Jerry Matana.

“Semi is good for experience and has been working very hard to get this opportunity. He is great around the players and provides good leadership” said Gollings.

Napolioni Bolaca also makes his comeback after spending a short time with the Fijian Drua.

Gollings added “Bolaca has been working hard with Fijian Drua and with us. I want to see him play. He’s a great addition to the squad. Obviously there’s adjustments but I’m sure he will adapt well.

The Head Coach has maintained his seasonal and core players from last leg. Speedster Filipe Sauturaga and hard hitting back Manueli Maisamoa have been included in the squad after missing the last leg due to injuries.

The Toulouse 7s will be held from 21st to 23rd while the London tournament will be played 29th and 30th of May.

Fijian 7s Squad

Josua Vakurinabili
Joseva Talacolo
Elia Canakaivata
Tevita Daugunu {c}
Semi Kunatani
Jeremaia Matana
Pilipo Bukayaro
Waisea Nacuqu {v/c}
Napolioni Bolaca
Kaminieli Rasaku
Filipe Sauturaga
Manueli Maisamoa
Vuiviawa Naduvalo

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