Former national 7s rep Isake ‘Eyes’ Katonibau will lead the Mourant Fiji Army team at the Hong Kong Football Club 10s this year.
An experienced Mourant Fiji Army squad will make their eagerly awaited tournament debut at the 34th edition of the Hong Kong 10s.
The tournament will be held at Hong Kong Football Club on the third and fourth of April 3-4.
Katonibau who helped Fiji win the last four Hong Kong Sevens titles will lead the team which squad includes 2016 Olympic gold medalist Apisai Domolailai.
Katonibau admits the team has high expectations for the tournament and is looking forward to his return to the city.
Fiji Army are also the reigning champions in the International Defence Rugby Competition after beating the British Army 30-10 in the 2015 final in London, and will defend their title in Japan this year.
Jope Tuikabe, a 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens winner will coach the squad, which is expected to feature many recent and current Fiji Sevens and 15s players.
Fijians have starred in the last two editions of the HK 10s, as Biarritz Gavekal won the Cup in 2016 with four Fiji Sevens backs and retained the title last year with five contracted Fiji Sevens players.