Fiji Time: 2:57 PM on Thursday 27 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Up the tempo

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, January 06, 2014

THE players in the 23-member Fiji 7s squad will undergo intensive training sessions when they regroup today in Suva.

Head coach Ben Ryan expects an exciting build-up to the third leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series as players compete for the final 12 spots for the Las Vegas, US and Wellington, New Zealand sevens tournaments.

Ryan told Times Sport that they would focus on field play during training this week.

"Heavy volume of training this week, all on pitch," the Englishman said.

"Really looking forward to getting back into camp tomorrow (today).

"Twenty-three players fighting it out for 12 spots. Scorching hot down in Pacific Harbour," Ryan added on his Twitter page.

Players in the squad are requested to meet at the Fiji Rugby Union headquarters in Suva at 9.15am.

They are also requested to bring along the relevant documents for visa applications.

Ryan, who will be out scouting talents at a local tournament this Saturday, is not ruling out a possibility of including a new player in his final team.

"There is always a possibility but the issuing of visas always takes time."

The Englishman, who took over the role from Alifereti Dere, has retained players from the winning Dubai team.

Fiji is in the "pool of death" in Las Vegas, which starts on January 24, with New Zealand, Australia and Scotland in Pool B.

The side is placed third on 48 points on the series points table behind leaders New Zealand (58) and South Africa (56).

Fiji 7s squad

Apisai Domolailai, Benito Masilevu, Donasio Ratubuli, Emosi Mulevoro, Eroni Sau, Henry Seniloli, Ilai Tinai, Jasa Veremalua, Jona Tuitoga, Leo Naikasau, Lepani Botia, Manoa Tamaya, Marika Vunibaka, Meli Kurisaru, Mosese Mawalu, Osea Kolinisau, Pio Tuwai, Samisoni Nasagavesi, Samu Saqiwa, Semi Kunatani, Vatemo Ravouvou, Viliame Mata, Waisea Nacuqu

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65700.6380
JPY 51.993048.9930
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.45000.4380
NZD 0.69360.6606
AUD 0.64560.6206
USD 0.49320.4762



Exchange Rate updated on 27th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man claims impersonation
  2. Silt slowly burying town river
  3. Food runs low
  4. Airline opens door to new route
  5. Police probe accident
  6. Explosives a concern
  7. Diwali a time for unity
  8. New fire house for Korolevu commissioned
  10. Minister assures boat master training

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  6. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  7. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  8. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)
  10. Three talk Tuesday (25 Oct)