Only three gold medals
27 March, 2018, 12:00 am
Finally, I see that Gareth Baber has bedded in completely in his role and is well positioned to earn Fiji 7s great fame, probably greater fame than Ben Ryan got us.
My own priority would have been Hong Kong; however, when I see the enormous pool of talent around, I think we have fully fledged squad capable of conquering Hong Kong, even after the “cream” has been extracted and set for the Commonwealth Games.
Baber is absolutely right when he says he can’t pick players who have one good local tournament.
Consistency is the key. Sorry Nasoni Roko. I guess the real depth of Baber’s extended squad will be seen and tested this year.
The two teams combined to make one team for San Francisco will be amazing.
We all remember how Ben Ryan’s team played according to the script book and won many tournaments, but when the time came for the gold medal final, the boys threw away the script book and mesmerised UK with the best sevens rugby seen in decades.
I don’t know if we’ll see anything similar ever again, but then, it could be different, and maybe even more scintillating when war beckons.
There are only three real gold medals: the Olympics, the Commonwealth and the World Cup.
The other gold medals, in the annual series, are for pretenders.