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Fiji national rugby sevens team

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Top scorer  Waisale Serevi (1310)
Appearances  (First in 1993)
Captain  Osea Kolinisau
Location  Fiji
Most tries  Nasoni Roko (125)
Coach  Gareth Baber
Union  Fiji Rugby Union
Appearance  1993
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Best result  Champions (1997, 2005) World Rugby series (2005–2006, 2014–2015, 2015–2016)

The Fiji national rugby sevens team represents Fiji in rugby sevens. One of the most popular and successful rugby sevens teams in the world, Fiji has won the Hong Kong Sevens a record twelve times since its inception in 1976. Fiji has also won the Rugby World Cup Sevens twice — in 1997 and 2005 (coincidentally, the two times it has been held in Hong Kong). The Fiji national rugby union sevens team is currently the reigning World Rugby Sevens Series Champions in World Rugby, while also winning the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, the country's first medal in any event.

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History

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The International Rugby Board (IRB) expanded the sevens rugby competition to become a series of 11 tournaments around the world. The debt the FRU incurred from the 2000 sevens series were significant. At the end of December 2000, the FRU was burdened with accumulated losses of F$933,306. Fiji appealed to the IRB for funding arguing that the sevens tournament was built around Fiji and they would not be able to participate without such funding. From that appeal flowed participation funds that enabled the islands teams to play in the World Sevens Series fully funded. By the end of November 2001, the FRU was sitting on a surplus of F$560,311 compared with the previous year's net loss of F$675,609.

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Waisale Serevi is highly regarded as the best player ever in sevens rugby. Nicknamed the "maestro", played in this side from 1989 to 2006 leading them to countless tournament victories, two Sevens World Cup in 1997 and 2005. He also coached/played in the side from 2005-2007 guiding Fiji to their first World Sevens Series title in the 2005/2006 season.

Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fiji has twice won the Rugby World Cup Sevens — first in 1997, and again in 2005.

World Rugby Sevens Series

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Fiji has won the World Rugby Sevens Series three times — first in 2005-06, and most recently in 2015-16.

Current Squad

Fiji team to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  1. Apisai Domolailai
  2. Jasa Veremalua
  3. Josua Tuisova
  4. Kitione Taliga
  5. Leone Nakarawa
  6. Osea Kolinisau (c)
  7. Samisoni Viriviri
  8. Savenaca Rawaca
  9. Semi Kunatani
  10. Seremaia Tuwai
  11. Vatemo Ravouvou
  12. Viliame Mata
  13. Masivesi Dakuwaqa (13th man)

Non Travelling

  • Amenoni Nasilasila
  • Alifereti Veitokani
  • Jarryd Hayne
  • Josua Vici
  • Nemani Nagusa
  • Pio Tuwai
  • Sevuloni Mocenacagi
  • Former players

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    References

    Fiji national rugby sevens team Wikipedia


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