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The key to Fiji 7s success at the Hamilton 7s lies within the players - Derenalagi

The key to Fiji 7s success at the Hamilton 7s lies within the players - Derenalagi

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 25/01/2020

Fiji Airways Men’s co-captain, Meli Derenalagi says the key to their success in the Hamilton 7s lies within the players themselves.

Fiji Men’s team will take on Samoa in their first pool match at 12.47pm today.

Derenalagi and veteran, Jerry Tuwai have been named by Fiji coach, Gareth Baber as the co-captains for the Hamilton and Sydney 7s.

Derenalagi says the bond players have shared during this trip have brought them close as family.

He says playing in New Zealand is just like playing at home because of the enormous fan base and he feels there will be some pressure but they will try to play their hearts out.

The 12 member team that will take the field today are Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josua Vakurunabili, Asaeli Tuivuaka, Kavekini Tabu, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Meli Derenalagi, Vilimoni Botitu, Waisea Nacuqu, Jerry Tuwai, Livai Ikanikoda, Aminiasi Tuimaba and Napolioni Ratu.

Meanwhile, Fiji’s second match is against Australia at 6.35pm today and they’ll play Argentina at 11.57am tomorrow.

The semi-final will start at 3.20pm tomorrow while the final will start at 7.56pm tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Fijiana team won their first pool match against England.


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