The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation with the help of their appointed selectors had finalized its final 7s squad that will represent the country in the upcoming Oceania 7s tournament in Auckland in November.
The final team comprised of twelve traveling players, three officials and three non-travelling reserves.
They are: Forwards – Tuwala Delaiverata, Roger Tepai, Tino Kaipua and Billy Taupa;
Backlines – Jonathan Maitaki, Izzy Tuhakiu, Felix Qalo, Humphrey Tuhanuku, Shane Yee, Solly Seuika, John Bakila and Moses Singamoana;
Non-travelling reserves – Ronny Sa’omatangi, Allen Samani and Masunu Pugeva.
The officials are: Joe Sika Manuopangai – Team Manager, Nick Hatigeva – Coach and a physio that is yet to be confirmed.
SIRUF congratulates those players that had made the final team and thanked those that did not make it for the time and effort that they had put into training.
The SIRUF executive also reminded the final squad of the importance of the tournament ahead, which will be an Olympic Qualifier and a qualification tournament for the World Rugby 7s Series that will commence soon in late November this year, for those teams that are not in the World Series fixture.
Squad training continues at Town Ground Rugby Stadium on Monday and selected players are asked to be at the training venue before 5:00pm.