Bua farmer makes cut for Fiji Men's National 7s team to Perth

Bua farmer makes cut for Fiji Men's National 7s team to Perth

By Marika Rasekaseka
Sunday 21/01/2024
[Image: Salacieli Tabalailai]

Dreams have come true for Bua farmer Ropate Rere after being named in the Fiji Airways Men's National 7s squad for the Perth 7s in Australia.

Rere was also part of the national team that won gold at the Pacific Games last year.

The 23-year-old showed class for the Fiji Barbarians side when participating in the McDonald's Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s.

The former Bua College student scored a try and set up another at the Coral Coast 7s final when Fiji Babas thrashed Saunaka 22-5.

Other players in the team include Waisea Nacuqu, Vuiviyawa Naduvalo, Terio Tamani, Pilipo Bukayaro, Josua Vakurunabili, Joseva Talacolo, Kaminieli Rasaku, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josese Batirerega, Jeremaia Matana, Suliano Volivoli, Ponipate Loganimasi.

Fiji is in a pool of death alongside New Zealand, France and Samoa.

The Perth 7s will be held from Friday to Sunday.

Knockout matches

Women's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland31 - 7Great Britain
Full TimeAustralia24 - 7USA
Women's 7th Pl -
Full TimeFiji5 - 26Canada
Women's Cup Final -
Full TimeIreland19 - 14Australia
Men's Semi finals -
Full Time Ireland5 - 24Argentina
Full TimeFiji7 - 22Australia
Men's 3rd Pl -
Full TimeFiji7 - 24Ireland
Men's Cup Final -
Full TimeArgentina31 - 5Australia
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