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Kenya 7s opponents Fiji, Samoa name squad ahead of London 7s

Kenya 7s Pool B opponents Fiji and Samoa have named their squad that will take part in the London 7s set for Twickenham this coming weekend.

Samoa 7s Head Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens picked 14 players with Tofatuimoana Solia and Gasologa Pelenato being left out due to injuries. The side has welcomed back Joe Perez who last played for the side at the Vancouver 7s.

Paulo Toilolo Fanuasa is set to make his debut over the weekend while Maauga Iamanu and Sione Young Yen will be non-traveling reserves.

Fiji on their part have received Waisea Nacuqu boost. Nacuqu is back after a sitting out for 10 weeks due to a collar bone fracture. He joins Jerry Tuwai who has been declared fit after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered in the Singapore tournament.

Other players in the squad include Sevuloni Mocenecagi, Josua Vakurinabili , Ratu Meli Derenelagi, Livai Ikanikoda and Napolioni Ratu.

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Samoa 7s: David Afamasaga (captain) – Auckland Marist, Tomasi Alosio – Hutt Old Boys Marist, Alamanda Motuga – Manurewa RFC/Counties Manukau, Johnny Vaili – Satapuala/Moata’a/Aana Chiefs, Joe Perez – Vaigaga/Faleata Knights, Johnny Samuelu – Vaiala/Savai’i Warriors, Tila Mealoi – Apia Maroons/Atua Legends, Siaosi Asofolau – Vaiala/Safata Navigators, Laaloi Leilua – Tepatasi/Atua Legends, Elisapeta Alofipo – Tama Uli Salelologa/Savai’i Vikings, Paul Scanlan – Moata’a/Vaimauga Eels, Phillip Luki – Vaimoso/Vaimauga Eels, Melani Matavao – Fasito’o Uta/Aana Chiefs, Paulo Toilolo Fanuasa – Tama Uli Salelologa/Savai’i Vikings

Fiji 7s:  Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Josua Vakurinabili, Isoa Tabu, Paula Dranisinukula (C), Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Ratu Meli Derenalagi, Filimoni Botitu, Livai Ikanikoda, Jerry Tuwai, Alasio Naduva, Aminiasi Tuimaba, Waisea Nacuqu, Napolioni Ratu, Asaeli Tuivoka

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