Fiji Sevens recall key men for Series climax

(IRB.COM) Friday 12 April 2013
 
 Fiji Sevens recall key men for Series climax
Forward Lepani Botia is bidding to return to the Fiji Sevens side for the Series climax in Glasgow and London

Two of Fiji's Sevens captains, Lepani Botia and Setefano Cakau, have been recalled into a wider squad competing for places at the final two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Scotland and England.

The Fijians currently lie third in the overall standings, having won two titles this season in Australia and Hong Kong. They are just two points behind second-placed South Africa, the only other side to have won twice on the circuit.

The final two rounds of the Series are at Scotstoun, Glasgow on 4-5 May and London's Twickenham on 11-12 May.

Botia led the Fijians to the Cup title at the first round of the season on the Gold Coast but has been absent through injury for much of the season, while Cakau missed the last two rounds in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Head coach Alivereti Dere released the names of the 21-man squad with all of the victorious Hong Kong squad included.

Joji Raqamate and Ilai Tinai are on the list, as well as Tailevu half-back Henry Seniloli, who was recently part of the Pacific Rugby Cup team in Australia and New Zealand.

Fiji training squad: 1. Jasa VEREMALUA, 2. Uliyasi LAWAVOU, 3. Lepani BOTIA,  4. Jone VOTA, 5. Setefano CAKAU, 6. Nemani NAGUSA, 7. Mosese SAUNIVANUA, 8. Sakuisa GAVIDI, 9. Ilai TINANI, 10. Emosi MULEVORO, 11. Osea KOLINISAU, 12. Benito MASILEVU, 13. Samisoni VIRIVIRI, 14. Leone NAKARAWA, 15. Donasio RATUBULI, 16. Joji RAGAMATE, 17. Vilitati SOKIVETA, 18. Peni RAVAI, 19. Aisea DRUMA, 20. Henry SENILOLI, 21. Manasa NAYAGI

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Glasgow Sevens

Round 8
9-10 May 2015
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium
City: Glasgow
Capacity: 15,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
RSA37
SAM35
POR33
Pool B
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CAN38
ENG38
FRA35
JPN33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
KEN35
ARG35
WAL35
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
SCO39
AUS37
ESP35
USA33
more
Photos
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  • Colin Gregor - Glasgow Sevens
  • Virimi Vakatawa - Glasgow Sevens