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Peni Komaisavai
Thursday, November 09, 2017

EVERY team playing in the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship in Suva this weekend has a reason for participating, says Solomon Islands coach Leslie Pui.

He said his team's 12-26 loss to New Caledonia last year was a wake-up call.

"Our preparation for this year's tournament is really good compared to last year because the standard of rugby in our country has really dropped. We aim to revive it," Pui said.

He is confident that his team would perform well this year.

"We will be trying to put our rugby to where it was before and perhaps even go one level up this year."

Pui is aware that their campaign in this year's tournament will not be easy because his side is pooled with tournament favourites Australia, and Tonga.

"We will be up against some of the big names of the game who are playing in the two teams. We have our game plans that we will use to overcome these two teams," he said.

The Solomon Islands team is grouped with Australia and Tonga in Pool C.

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