Fiji name squad for Rio

Date published: July 16 2016

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Fiji Sevens head coach Ben Ryan has announced his squad that will travel to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.

Ryan admitted it was a tough task, not just selecting his group but also telling those players who were not picked their fate for August.

"I knew I was going to have difficult decisions," he said, with the experienced Osea Kolinisau leading a star-studded squad that includes both Leone Nakarawa and Josua Tuisova, who impressed late in the World Series.

"And you want to have difficult decisions. Last night I sat in my bure (room) and one by one the boys came in and one by one I told them their fate and to a man they were outstanding in the way they took their news.

"If they weren't selected they thanked us, they shook our hands and they left with their heads held high."

Fiji squad: Osea Kolinisau (c), Apisai Domolailai, Jasa Veremalua, Josua Tuisova, Kitione Taliga, Leone Nakarawa, Samisoni Viriviri, Savenaca Rawaca, Semi Kunatani, Vatemo Ravouvou, Viliame Mata, Jerry Tuwai
Travelling reserve: Masivesi Dakuwaqa

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