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Rashneel Kumar In Hong Kong
Sunday, March 30, 2014

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says they have enough experience in the side to keep the players focused on the track of defending the Hong Kong 7s title in So Kon Po.

Fiji qualified in the Cup quarter-final following 42-7 and 56-0 wins over Wales and Sri Lanka respectively in its opening pool matches. The side played Kenya in its final pool match late last night.

In the past, big wins have proven to be unlucky for the team as the players tend to lose focus in the game, taking wins for granted.

But Ryan said the side was leaving the small victories behind and focused on the main battle which would take place today at the Hong Kong Stadium.

"We got enough experience in the side to counter that. We obviosly got players like Oscar (Kolinisau), Pio (Tuwai), Sete (Cakau) and now Joeli (Lutumailagi) joining the side

"And there is Serevi as well, plus me on top, so there is no chance we will let anyone's head get too big."

Ryan was satisfied with the wins yesterday but added there were areas that the side still lacked.

"It's bit of a marathon of a tournament ... there are always things to work on.

"We have to keep working hard and work as a team. We have to start again, recover right, eat right, rest right and play well again."

HSBC Sevens World Series leader South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England and Canada also booked their places in the quarters when this edition went to press last night.





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