Botia returns for strong Fiji Sevens

(IRB.COM) Friday 17 January 2014
 
 Botia returns for strong Fiji Sevens
Former captain Lepani Botia is back in the Fiji Sevens team for the first time this season

Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan has named his 12-man squad for the USA Sevens in Las Vegas on 24-26 January and Sevens Wellington on 7-8 February, featuring the recall of former skipper, Lepani Botia.

While Botia has captained the Fijians to success in the past, Osea Kolinisau retains his captaincy role..

Samisoni Viriviri is also included, having pledged himself to the Fiji Sevens side for the remainder of the Series before taking up his new contract with French side, Montpellier.
 
Outstanding forward Jasa Veremalua is unavailable because he is still rebuilding his fitness after a long term injury, but Pio Tuwai is included.

Ryan's side currently lies third in the Series and faces a tough trio of pool matches against New Zealand, Australia and Scotland in Las Vegas.

Fiji squad: Benito MASILEVU, Donasio RATUBULI, Emosi MULEVORO, Henry SENILOLI, Jona TUITOGA, Leo NAIKASAU, Levani BOTIA, Osea KOLINISAU, Pio TUWAI, Samisoni VIRIVIRI, Samuela SAQIWA, Semi KUNATANI. Non -Travelling: Apisai DOMOLAILAI, Marika VUNIBAKA, Mosese MAWALU, Viliame MATA

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