Naqelevuki for Fijian Sevens


Stormers wing Sireli Naqelevuki has joined the Fijian Sevens team for the International Rugby Board Series in George this weekend.


Naqelevuki has experienced a horror season with the Cape side after he single-handedly cost Western Province a place in the Currie Cup final in October via a high tackle.

Fiji beat South Africa 17-5 in the quarterfinals last weekend in Dubai but ultimately lost to eventual champions New Zealand, in the Cup final.

However, two Fijian players, Jerry Burotu and Niumaia Cakacaka, suffered injures during the tournament in Dubai which opened the door for Naqelevuki Instead of flying players over from Fiji, who would have only arrived shortly before the tournament, the Fijians opted to call on Naqelevuki to make the short trip to Outeniqua Park.

Fiji will face Australia, Portugal and Russia in Group B in George.

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  1. I watched some of the games on Saturday via The picture quality was amazing, considering it came via the internet.

    The tournament format is ideal for the Olympics. The fans all seem to have a great time but it’s hard to imagine anyone getting passionate about the game. The scoring is too random. The game is too much based around speed – no brain-power required.
    The referees seem to be very liberal in awarding tries . A slap of the ball in the general direction of the ground is enough. Downward pressure, knock-ons, feet in touch – who cares?

    The best display of skills:
    England player converting a try from the sideline with a left footed drop kick.