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Digicel Barbarians named Underline 13 January, 2012 The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) today named the 12-member Digicel Barbarians team to participate in next week’s Uprising Fiji International 7’s Festival. 

The tournament, which will be held at the National Stadium in Suva, will feature sixteen top local and overseas teams giving coaches Alivereti Dere and Eddie Waqa a great opportunity to test combinations and view the ability of top local players in action in a competitive environment. 

FRU chief executive officer Manasa Baravilala believes the tournament will be a major test for the players in the Digicel Barbarians team. 

“The standard of competition in our own local tournaments is always first class, so what better place to test our top national players than at the Uprising Fiji 7s tournament.” 

Digicel Fiji CEO, David Butler - a strong supporter of Fiji rugby.
The Digicel Barbarians will have firm support at the event by David Butler, the local CEO of major team sponsor – Digicel. 

“Digicel Fiji is proud to be the major sponsor of Fiji rugby and the Digicel Fiji 7’s team since 2006. I wish the Digicel Barbarians team the very best of luck at the Uprising 7’s tournament. I know the players will perform to the best of their ability as selection into the national side for the next leg of the IRB Series is also up for grabs” 

The Digicel Barbarians players that have been named to play at the Uprising Fiji International 7s are: 

Forwards: Sekonaia Kalou, Apisai Domolailai, Nemani Nagusa, Samu Bola, Setefano Cakau, Dale Tonawai 

Backs: Iliesas Nadau, Osea Kolinisau, Metuisela Talebula, Livai Ikanikoda, Jone Tiko, Jo Nasilisili 

Digicel Fiji 7s head coach Alifereti Dere has said anyone with an interest in representing the Digicel Fiji 7s team should state their claim by performing in tournaments such as the Uprising Fiji 7s. 

“All players should know the selectors will be watching and looking for fresh talent and so must take the opportunity to perform and prove themselves at the Uprising 7s,” Dere said.
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