Wednesday 16 May 2007

Fiji Name Squad For Title Defence

Player coach Waisale Serevi has named his squad of 12 to represent the reigning champions Fiji in the last two tournaments of the season. The climax to this years Sevens World Series begins in Twickenham (26-27 May) and from there goes north for the final round in Murrayfield (2-3 June). Fiji are in first place with Samoa trailing by 10 points and New Zealand a further 4 points behind them. This leads to an interesting number crunch as in both tournaments the winner of the cup gains 20 points with the cup runner-up and losing semi-finalists scooping up 16 and 12 points respectively.

IRB Sevens - 2006/07 - Standings
Team Points
Fiji 104
Samoa 94
New Zealand 90
South Africa 80
England 48
France 28

Serevi's team includes two changes from the side that won the inaugural sevens tournament in Adelaide last month. Both of these changes are in the forwards with Sireli Naqelevuki (who is is back after being suspended) replacing Epeli Dranivasa while Mesake Davu comes in for Semisi Serevi.

Fiji squad:
Semisi Naevo
Mosese Volavola
Etonia Naba
Setefano Cakau
Mesake Davu
Waisale Serevi
Emosi Vucago
Lepani Nabuliwaqa
Sireli Naqelevuki
William Ryder
Simione Saravanua
Nasoni Roko

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