24th September 02:01 AM
Fiji aiming for 3rd straight tournament win and series lead in Singapore
By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 28/04/2018
Fiji Airways 7s team after their stadium familiarisation today [Photo: Fiji Rugby]

The Fiji Airways Men’s national 7s team will be aiming to win its third consecutive tournament and fourth overall when they play at the Singapore 7s today.

Fiji won the Hamilton 7s, Vancouver and the Hong Kong 7s

According to World Rugby, coach Gareth Baber has picked players such as Jerry Tuwai, Isake Katonibau, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Eroni Sau, Kalione Nasoko, Amenoni Nasilasila, Josua Vakurinabili, Paula Dranisinukula, Alasio Naduva, Waisea Nacuqu and Mesulame Kunavula.

Keponi Paul will make his debut for the national side while Teri Tamani has been named as the 13th man.

Keponi Paul and Teri Tamani training in Singapore [Photo: Gabby Abariga]

Baber had earlier highlighted that Singapore will be very tough as Fiji is now challenging for the lead in the series.

He adds this only makes them more determined to prepare well physically and mentally for the remaining tournaments and also bearing in mind that the World Cup 7s is just around the corner.

Fiji will take on Japan at 5.36pm today.

They will then play Russia at 9.02pm today before playing their final pool match against Spain at 12.28am tomorrow.

The Cup quarterfinals will begin at 4.30pm tomorrow, the semifinals will begin at 8.50pm tomorrow while the Cup Final is at 12am Monday.

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