19 Jan 2007

Five new players for the world champions Fiji

5:29 am on 19 January 2007

The Fiji rugby union sevens coach, Waisale Serevi has included five new players in his 14-member squad for the Wellington and San Diego legs of the International Rugby Board series.

Counties winger Simione Saravanua who gets a recall after four years, is joined by former skipper Japan based Semisi Naevo who comes back after suspension and Nasoni Roko.

Serevi has also retained Mosese Volavola along with halfback Lepani Nabuliwaqa, William Ryder and forward Setefano Cakau.

Serevi says it's a power packed squad, and selecting which two players will be dropped before travelling to New Zealand with his 12 man squad will be difficult.

The World champions have yet to win a leg and were beaten in the Dubai and George semifinals by New Zealand.