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Friday, December 01, 2017

RUSSIA is the first target for the Fiji Airways Men's 7s team as the side looks for a perfect start to the Dubai 7s and the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend.

During the team's gym session earlier in the week, coach Gareth Baber sat on a couch analysing Russia's games during the Octoberfest 7s tournament in Munich, Germany. With spirits high and the players looking forward to their first game, Baber said he had faith in the players to perform in this weekend's tournament.

"I need my players to have that belief in the way they play, and that they are physically able to do that, superior than the opposition and go about winning because that's what we want to do going at winning every time we take the field," Baber said.

"The way other teams treated us and the way we treated them will determine the final outcome. I just want us to have a perfect start in this first two tournaments so we can be able to create that momentum to bring discipline in the way we play. I think we will create that this weekend."

Baber said he had also been very impressed with Jerry Tuwai's leadership role.

"I have been really impressed with Jerry day by day in what he does and he is ably assisted by the boys around him.

"We have seven leaders on the field and Jerry gets to wear the captains armband and do what he does and what he does is he brings a level of maturity with him not only on the field, but off the field as well,and that is very important in trying to get to what needs to be done."

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