Fiji Time: 10:10 PM on Monday 8 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Need speed
  2. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment
  3. The origin of Fiji's sevens series
  4. Parliamentary sitting adjourned
  5. Drugs, thefts on tour of duty
  6. Questions for ministers in Parliament
  7. PM warns labourers
  8. Drug suspect caught in raid
  9. 'Drink lots of water'
  10. Carry out your duties, soldiers told

Top Stories this Week

  1. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  2. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  3. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  4. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  5. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  8. Rape victim speaks out Wednesday (03 Feb)
  9. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  10. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)