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Fiji to Send Youthful Sevens Team to Pacific Games in Honiara

Fiji's 7s mens back-to-back Olympic rugby sevens champions will take a youthful team to the Pacific Games in Honiara.

Only three players have represented the country at World Rugby Sevens Series level - Suliano Volivoli, Rokoua Rasaku and Alusio Vakadranu.

Rugby sevens at the Pacific Games was played for the first time at the 1999 South Pacific Games with only the men's tournament. The women's tournament was contested for the first time at the 2011 Pacific Games.

The champions for the inaugural rugby sevens tournament in 1999 were Fiji for the men and in 2011 were also Fiji for the women. Prior to 1999, 15-a-side matches were played between the 1963–1995 games.

The all-time medal table for rugby sevens at the Pacific Games, including the South Pacific Games, from 1999–present has Fiji leading with 8 Gold medals, with its closest rival Samoa with 1. 

The other sports Fiji will compete in are archery, athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, karate, netball, powerlifting, rugby league nines, sailing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, touch rugby, triathlon, va'a, volleyball and weightlifting.

Fiji won 35 gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, finishing fifth on the medal table.