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Wellington weather looks up as preparations start

Rashneel Kumar
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

THE weather forecast in Wellington is in Fiji's favour and the national side prays that Mother Nature remains on its side throughout the Wellington 7s this weekend.

Unlike previous years, Wellington is calm with bright sunshine and room temperature of 25 degrees celcius. The forecast by the weather.com states Wellington had no chance of rain and gale wind this weekend.

Digicel Fiji 7s assistant coach Timoci Wainiqolo, who is guiding the team in Wellington, said the conditions were like back home and the players were having no problem in adapting to it.

"Unlike the usual windy weather, this year it's very much like the weather back in Fiji. It's a boost for us as the new players are finding it easier to settle down under these conditions," Wainiqolo said.

Fiji lost to New Zealand 7-26 in last year's Wellington 7s final partly because of the slippery conditions at the Westpac Stadium.

Meanwhile, Wainiqolo would resume his work on the team pattern and set piece play from today during a field training session this morning.

The Setefano Cakau-skippered side had a recovery session in the pool yesterday before a blowout session later in the afternoon.