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Pirate Vunga To Play In Hong Kong Sevens

Squad News
March 20th 2008


Cornish Pirates' Tongan international Vunga Lilo has been selected in his country's squad to compete in this year's Hong Kong Sevens, which is considered the premier tournament of its kind in the world.

The tournament, which is part of the IRB Sevens World Series, is being held from the 28th - 30th March. The series started in Dubai last November and will end in Scotland this June.

Besides Vunga, it is hoped that Cornish Pirates back-rower Chris Cracknell might also have the opportunity to one day play for his country in the IRB Sevens.

He has trained and impressed with the England squad this week, head coach Ben Ryan commenting: "Chris has matured as a player over the last two years and deserved an opportunity to train with the squad. He had a very good two days training at our camp before we fly to Hong Kong and will be part of a wider group of players that are on standby for the next two tournaments."