Jerry Tuwai has been appointed captain of the Fiji men's sevens team for the upcoming season.
The Olympic gold medallist, who takes over the reins from long-time skipper Osea Kolinisau, has scored 71 tries in 149 World Series matches since making his debut in 2014.
Jerry Tuwai breaks free during the USA Sevens in Las Vegas.J erry Tuwai during the 2017 USA Sevens in Las Vegas. Photo: World Rugby / Martin Seras Lima He will lead a group that includes fellow Olympians Apisai Domolailai, Jasa Veremalua and Vatemo Ravouvou.
Fijian Drua captain John Stewart has also earned a call-up from head coach Gareth Baber for the opening two legs of the World Series in Duvai and Cape Town next month, alongside fellow new caps Apenisa Cakaubalavu and Eroni Sau.
Fijian Drua captain John Stewart has been selected for the Fiji 7s team.Fijian Drua captain John Stewart has been selected for the Fiji 7s team. Photo: Rugby Australia
Apisai Domolailai, Mesulame Kunavula, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Paula Dranisinukula, Josua Vakurinabili, Jasa Veremalua, Jerry Tuwai (c), Vatemo Ravouvou, Waisea Nacuqu, Kalione Nasoko, John Stewart, Eroni Sau, Amenoni Nasilasila.