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Australia wary of Fiji, NZ, Samoa

Pravin Narain
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

AUSTRALIA is favourite to win the 2017 Oceania Sevens after having won the Central Coast 7s, Munich 7s and Silicon Valley 7s this year.

Australia will be coached by their assistant coach Jarred Hodges.

"This tournament is highly ranked in our pre-season training since October," Hodges said.

"We had competed in three tournaments and the players are vying for a place in the team for the first tournament in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai.

"The players would be putting their best foot forward in the tournament. It will be a tough competition where the top three nations Fiji, which is the Olympic gold medallist , New Zealand and Samoa, will provide us stiff competition."

Australia is grouped with Tonga and Cook Islands in Pool C in the Oceania 7s.

"Winning is a habit for Australia. We are building a good culture and learning all the time."

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