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Rodney Duthie
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Wellington Sevens Briefs

Cold weather

THE windy and chilly weather in Wellington is taking its toll on visitors and even the locals in the Capital City. Out on the streets people are wearing pullovers even with the sun out. The weather forecast for this weekend is breezy and cool at times.

7s parade

THERE is a slight change to the sevens parade in Wellington City this year. Normally held a day before kick-off, the march by teams will be held tomorrow. "Whaitangi Day is on Thursday and because the capital shuts down, it's easier to shift it to Wednesday," organiser Marty Donoghue said.

Back to the top

NEW Zealand rugby commentator Keith Quinn believes that Ben Ryan can take Fiji back to the top of the sevens game. "It's a completely different culture for him to come into and he's working with all his commitment and loyalty to the players so that's got to be good for the Fiji team."

Chocolate milk

THE New Zealand team has chocolate milk after training sessions. According to senior team member Lote Raikabula, it helps players regain their weight which is lost during training. And they even use hand sanitisers to fight off any bugs spreading through the team.

Fijian support

A HANDFUL of Fijian supporters were present at Melrose Park in Wellington to watch the national team train. Most of them were impressed with the training technique of Ben Ryan after the players were taken through the basics of the game.








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