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Stay patient

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

DIGICEL Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says there's a long way to go to reach our finest form.

Despite the national team's superb win in the Dubai 7s over the weekend, the Englishman said there were still areas that needed polishing.

Fiji won its first Dubai 7s title, beating South Africa 29-17 in the final after a historic 44-0 win over the All Blacks 7s in the semis.

Expectations are high from the fans of another blistering performance in the Port Elizabeth 7s this weekend in South Africa.

Fiji is the top seed in the tournament and is pooled with Scotland, France and Australia.

Ryan is asking for patience from the players and fans, assuring results will come in due time.

"It's the start of a journey and we will have lows as well as highs. Important to keep everyone's feet firmly on ground. Long way to go. Stay patient," Ryan said in a Twitter post.

"Thanks for all the congratulations, the team gave their all."

The injury-free side was expected to arrive in South Africa last night (Fiji time).

Fiji has never won back to back tournaments in the HSBC Sevens World Series.