Nasilasila to captain Fiji Babas 7s


Fiji's Amenoni Nasilasila, left, runs for a try dodging a tackle by South Korea's Lee Byoung-joon, right, during a second day match at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament in Hong Kong, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Fiji won 57-0. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Ratu Filise rugby club playmaker Amenoni Nasilasila will captain the Fiji Babas 7s side for the SUDAMERICA 7s next weekend.

Nasilasila is making a return after missing out on the Rio Olympics.

The Namatakula star will be assisted by Wardens captain Risiate Tadulala.

Yesteday the Fiji Rugby Union released the names of the Fiji Babas team for the SUDAMERICA’S Rugby Sevens.

FRU CEO Mr John O’Connor said the tournament will be a good opportunity to further develop the players. He also reminded the players to value the opportunity of representing their country.

“As preparations begin for the 2017 HSBC World 7s Series, which resumes in Wellington next month, this tournament will be a good opportunity to further develop the players in the 7s code.  It will also give them the chance to prove themselves and be in contention for the Vodafone Fiji 7s team.”

The Fiji Babas 7s will side is expected to leave the country next week for the SUDAMERICA 7s in Chile next weekend and Argentina a week later.

Fiji Baabas 7s for SUDAMERICA’S Rugby 7s

Seru Cavuilati

Mesulame Kunavula

Levani Kurimudu

Meli Rusa

Semisi Matawalu

Amenoni Nasilasila

Kalione Nasoko

Sevuloni Tawake

Timoci Senaite

Risiate Tadulala

Alivereti Veitokani

Nacanieli Labalaba

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