Two new players have been named in the Fiji Airways 7s team – for the HSBC World 7’s Series, US and Canada 7s.
Isoa Tabu and Asaeli Tuivoka have fought their way into the touring party as the only key changes to the squad that contested the Hamilton and Sydney series.
Tabu is the younger brother of Sevuloni Mocenacagi while Tuivoka who is commonly known as Asaeli Atunaisa is the younger brother of former Fiji 7s rep Abele Yalayalatabua.
Tuivoka featured for the Fiji Warriors and Drua last season
Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber said that Isoa Tabu and Asaeli Tuivoka have worked hard to earn their inclusion in the squad in a very competitive training environment and he is comfortable that they will be able to do the job required of them for the team.
The Fiji Airways 7s Team are set to depart for Las Vegas tomorrow, with fourteen players travelling – subject to a number of outstanding visa issues being cleared.
Dynamic winger Alasio Naduva visa status remains unclear despite being approved to travel for the Rugby 7s World Cup in San Francisco and the Las Vegas 7s in 2019.
Fiji meet Scotland, Australia and Wales in Las Vegas, with the first game against Scotland, next Saturday, March 2nd at 11.22am.
The team will be looking for another tournament title as well as securing invaluable points for the series ladder.