Best for last

Fiji National 7s coach Gareth Baber. Picture: ATU RASEA

THE Fiji 7s team needs to be at its best to win the last two tournaments in London and Paris next month in order to be crowned the 2017/2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champion, says coach Gareth Baber. The Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team has already won four titles this season which includes the Hamilton 7s, Vancouver 7s, Hong Kong 7s and Singapore 7s. They now lead the series points standing with 145 points.

“If you have seen the competition and the games which we have played, we have won majority of the games in the last play. “It is a great respect for us and we also pay equal respect to everybody that we play,” Baber said.

“We have to be on our best to make sure we win and we will go with the same focus and I do not think anything is in the bag until it is mathematically impossible for teams to catch us. “What South Africa did last season and the way they played with the consistency they had, they got their goal and challenge and we have got our goal and challenge which we need to focus and make sure we get it right,” he said.

Baber said the team would continue to work for excellence.

“Winning the London and Paris 7s would be great but we are not focused too much on the outcome as obviously the players are aware of it,” he said.

“We tend to look at what process is there to get us where we need to be and that is what we have done in the last season and this season.

“We find ourselves in a position where we have a chance of doing something, but a lot changes in the two tournaments,” Baber said.