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7s event to assist teams

Peni Komaisavai
Sunday, November 05, 2017

NEW Caledonia aims to make the most of their experience in participating in this year's Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship and build on those learning to improve their performance.

New Caledonia men's team manager Bruno Salvai said their preparation leading up to the tournament was not easy because of most of their players were amateurs.

"Most of our players are young, and for four of them it is the first time in Fiji and this tournament is a big opportunity for our team to play against big nations like Fiji, Olympic Champions," Salvai said.

He said it would be a very good preparation platform for the next Pacific Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu in December.

And he added despite the fact that majority of their players were inexperienced, they were just looking forward to be given the chance in playing against some of the HSBC Word Sevens Series giants like Fiji, Australia, Samoa and New Zealand.

"It will be a fantastic opportunity for a small country of rugby like New Caledoniua to participate at that kind of events, but we are here at first for learning and improving on our performance," he said.

They are drawn in pool A with Rio gold medal winning Fiji Airways Fiji Sevens and American Samoa

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