Photo: Photosport Nemani Nagusa is expected to bring some sevens flair to the Fijian pack In a new look front row Peni Ravai moves from tighthead to loosehead and Tuapati Talemaitoga starts at hooker instead of Sunia Koto, while Kalivati Tawake gets the nod at tight head with Campese Ma’afu being dropped.Lock Tevita Cavubati moves to the bench, with Apisai Ratuniyarawa now starting, while former Fiji 7s player Nemani Nagusa starts at number eight and captain Akapusi Qera moves to the side of the scrum.In the backs Serupepeli Vularika starts at half-back and Eroni Vasiteri comes in at centre.McKee said that he had selected a very strong team.”There is a good mix of experienced and new players with some newer players coming into the team and getting the opportunity based on, for some, their performance last week against Australia and their commitment and hard work throughout the training sessions,” he said.”The team has trained very well this week and have been working on some learnings from the Australian game.”The team was disappointed they were not efficient enough in the scoring zone last week despite dominating possession for long periods of the game,” Mckee said.He added the Italians would present a different challenge to the one they faced against the Wallabies, who eventually beat Fiji 37-14 after leading 18-0 at the break.”We expect them to come at us through their forwards to put us on the back foot and starve us of ball,” Mckee said.”We will have to be up for the physical challenge to be successful in this match”.
BOSTON – Jesse Williams definitely has his place in professional track and field. The 2005 and 2006 NCAA indoor and outdoor high jump champion from USC finished second at 7-6 in a jump-off with Tora Harris in the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College in Boston to kick off his first full season on the open circuit. Williams missed his opening height Saturday at 7-0 1/2 and the miscue prevented him from claiming his first USATF title after Williams and Harris tied on misses after each clearing 7-6 on their third attempt. A jump-off ensued after both athletes missed all three attempts at 7-7 1/4. In the jump-off, Williams and Harris missed at 7-6 and 7-5 before Harris cleared 7-3 3/4 to claim his second indoor title in three years after Williams was unable to respond. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the women’s 60-meter qualifying, former CSDH All-American Carmelita Jeter was the top qualifier for today’s semifinals in 7.23. Amy Acuff, a three-time Olympian from UCLA, won the women’s high jump at 6-3 1/2. La Mirada High graduate Brianna Glenn was third in the women’s long jump at 20-10 and finished second in her 60-meter heat in 7.30 to advance to the semifinals.