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7s concern

Maciu Malo
Monday, January 27, 2014

CONCERNS have been raised on the performance of the national 7s team since at the Las Vegas 7s tournament.

Former national 7s coach Peni Veidreyaki says there is a need for national coach Ben Ryan to have a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to determine the cause of downfall since Fiji's famous Dubai win last year.

He says SWOT analysis is vital for the coach to understand the strengths and weaknesses of his players and oppositions.

"Since the famous Dubai win it seems we have lost the plot of how to mould a winning combination," said Veidreyaki.

"The performance of the team has dropped during the South Africa and the Las Vegas 7s.

"It is also high time for Ben (Ryan) to have a SWOT analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of all players likewise for the opposition.

"The SWOT analysis will enable the coach to identify the loopholes, weaknesses and strengths of his team."

Veidreyaki said SWOT analysis would assist Ryan to have structure planning method in evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in preparing a team.

The former Namoli 7s mentor also called on Ryan to consider the idea of having a Fijian assistant coach.

"I believe the coach also needs an assistant Fijian coach to instill the Fijian culture and elements into the team."

"Ryan will be able to successfully achieve his target by having an assistant Fijian coach to be the link between him and the players."

He added despite Fiji's below par performance in Las Vegas, the players are capable of improving at the next tournament in Wellington.

Fiji was bundled out from the Cup quarter-final by Australia and New Zealand in the pool games.

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