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Tonga rugby CEO upbeat about Olympic Sevens prospects

Tonga rugby CEO upbeat about Olympic Sevens prospects

Updated 12 February 2014, 10:12 AEDT

The man at the helm of the Tongan rugby union is upbeat about the prospects of qualifying for the Olympic Sevens tournament in Rio, despite the team's failure to win a single at the IRB World Sevens tournament in New Zealand.

Former Tongan international player, Fuka Kitekei'aho, says the backroom problems that culminated in the dismissal of coaching duo Eddie Waqa and Tevita Tufia, in a dispute over team travel arrangements for the Pacific Mini Games are behind them now.

And he says although Tonga may have lost all its matches at the Wellington Sevens, the signs were encouraging.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Fuka Kitekei'aho, Tongan RFU's interim chief executive

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