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Template:Redirect Sireli Masibalavu Naqelevuki (born 30 September 1980, in Suva, Fiji) plays as a Prop in Rugby Sevens but in 15s he is a Wing cum Centre. He made his Rugby Sevens debut in 2002 in Dubai Sevens. He is very quick for a big man. He is 1.89 m tall (6'3") and weighs 100kg. Contracted to the FRU, he played in seven of the eight IRB 7s tournaments when Fiji won the 2005-06 Series. His father, test rep Samu Naqelevuki, was a hard-hitting utility back who died in November 2002 only a few days after Sireli had been selected for the Fiji 7s team.

He played for the Suva Highlanders in the Colonial Cup but after his performance in the rugby sevens Circuit, he was recruited by the Western Province Rugby Union and he played for them in the Currie Cup. After solid performances for the provincial team he got picked for the Stormers Super 14 franchise team. Recently he tested positive for cannabis after representing his country in the second leg of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens series in George late last year. [1]. His B Sample tested positive, leaving the Fiji 7s star to face an IRB Judicial Committee hearing[2].He was banned from playing rugby for 3 months .He returned after his three-month ban and got picked by the fiji sevens team for the remainder of the 2006-07 IRB Sevens World Series

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Fiji star tests positive for banned substance", Fox Sports.com, 2007-01-23. Retrieved on 2007-01-24. 
  2. "Naqelevuki’s Sample B tests positive", Teivovo.com, 2007-02-04. Retrieved on 2007-02-05. 
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