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Foreign flavour at Dialog Rugby Sevens today

Aug 4, 2016
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A variety of top international players including some of the world’s high profile rugby personalities will be on show at the SLRFU Dialog Super Sevens International Rugby tournament which kicks off at the Racecourse International Stadium today.
Pio Tuwai a big made Fiji athlete will be the cynosure of all eyes in this tournament. Tuwai has been touted as one of the best Sevens rugby players in the world well known for his offloading abilities, that makes him one of the most exciting players to watch. He will represent Etisalat Panthers. Legendary former Fiji captain Setefano Kakau a recipient of the IRB Sevens championship award many times will also feature in the tournament and he will function as one of the top player for Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Eagles.
Sri Lanka Sevens coach and England national Sevens rugby player Matt Turner will provide his services for Access Kings.
William Ryder who will represent Etisalat Panthers is well known within the world rugby Sevens community, as he has produced some of the best performances for the Fiji national Sevens team. He is renowned for his try scoring capability and has been one of the top try scorers in the World Sevens Series. He has scored 752 points to-date of which 82 (410 points) are tries. He is called the small Serevi in Fijian rugby.
The second leg of the SLRFU Dialog Super Sevens International tournament gets underway on August 12 and 13 at the same venue.
The list of the foreign players who will represent their franchises are:
Access Kings: Christian Lewis-Pratt (England), Jason Kriel (South Africa), Mathew Turner (England). Walkers CML Vipers: Perry Rowan James, Tagive Apolosa Ratu (Australia). Hunapo P. Waitoa Tolu Tavita (Samoa). Etisalat Panthers: William Ryder, Jona Tuitoga, Pio Tuwai (Fiji). EYZ Wolves: Alex Samoa, Savelio Ropati (Samoa), Apisai Naqaliva (Fiji). Cargills Gladiators: Nemani Nagusa, Eminoni Nisalsila, Emosi Molevaru (Fiji). Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Eagles: Setefano Cakaunivalu, Jone Vota, Terio Veilawa (Fiji). Softlogic Warriors: Lolo Lui, ED Fidow (Samoa), Luke Masirewa (New Zealand). KBSL Dragons: Donsai Ratabuli, Isalke Kodanipau, Sevuloni Mocenacagi (Fiji).

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