Fiji Name Powerful Extended Squad For Sevens World Cup

Fiji Name Powerful Extended Squad For Sevens World Cup

Four European-based players have been included in an extended Fiji Sevens squad for the upcoming World Cup in San Francisco.

Olympic gold medallists Josua Tuisova, Leone Nakarawa and Semi Kunitani are joined by Semi Radradra, who was voted as the player of the tournament in London last month.


Head coach Gareth Baber said bringing in the European players allows them to add extra physical strength and power to the group.

"I've seen Semi (Radradra), Semi (Kunatani) and Josua handle the six game, two day tournaments quite well, and we will see where Leone is at after a huge 35 games of fifteens," he said.

"Power can be difficult to handle and his (Nakarawa) presence around the park will be something different we can add to our game for this tournament."


The team leaves Fiji tomorrow for a two-week preparation camp in Utah where they'll play a host of warm up matches before Baber finalises a 12-man squad for the World Cup.

Fiji open their Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign against the winner of a qualifying match between Japan and Uruguay.

Extended Squad:

Josua Kurunabili, Semi Kunitani, Kali Nasoko, Jasa Veramulua, Paula Dranisinikula, Leone Nakarawa, Apenisa Cakabalavu, Jerry Tuwai, Waisea Nacugu, Aminoni Nasilasia, Vatemo Ravouvou, Eroni Sau, Alasio Naduva, Sevuloni Mocenecagi, Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra.

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