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Sorovaki calls for early preparations

Maciu Malo
Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE work must start now for the next Youth Olympics in Argentina if Fiji is serious about winning the gold medal in the under 18 sevens rugby says, Fiji U18 7s coach Sale Sorovaki.

Sorovaki and his band of young warriors arrived in the country with their bronze medals yesterday and were greeted by their loved ones and fans at the Nadi International Airport.

The former Flying Fijians skipper said he was happy with the team's performance despite the lack of preparation time.

He said the work must start now for Fiji to do better at the next Youth Olympics.

"We need to look at the U14 now and prepare them for the next youth meet," said Sorovaki.

"Teams such as Kenya, USA and Argentina have been preparing for this meet for the past two years.

"This is a huge learning curve for the side if we are to improve our standings at the Youth Olympics."

Sorovaki said the boys played extremely well against top teams to win the bronze medal.

"This is a huge achievement for the boys to win the bronze."

"The boys played really well- the talent is there — probably preparation was not on our side.

"There are certain things that limited our preparation as a team but winning the bronze medal at the Youth Olympics is a big stepping stone for us."

Sorovaki said it would be a challenge for the next Fiji 7s team to fly the Fiji flag at the next Youth Olympics.








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