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High risk game

Rashneel Kumar in Hong Kong
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Forecasters are predicting gloomy weather at So Kon Po this weekend during the Hong Kong 7s tournament.

But Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan believes it will be a blessing in disguise for Fiji.

He said history had proven that Fijians played well in the wet and soft pitch here.

"Probably most of the coaches like nice, hard flat track to play on but we don't get that in Fiji. It's rainy very often for us," he said.

"Looking at some of the victories over the years on a very soft, wet Fiji style of pitch at So Kon Po will probably help in a funny way. As long as it's not cold, it's warm weather, I think it's going to be fun."

Fiji's high risk game orchestrated by forward Pio Tuwai is expected to come in handy then.

"We play a high risk brand of rugby that comes with huge reward when we get it right as it showed with the biggest ever defeat New Zealand had in the history of 7s by us in Dubai. There will be some inconsistency because of our high risk game and we are just trying to get better in that so that we have less of that inconsistency."


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