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Changes affect Fiji's performance

Waisale Koroiwasa
Thursday, February 01, 2018

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team is ranked 11th in terms of experience in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. This was attributed to the changes made by coach Gareth Baber.

Fiji lost 85 per cent of Ben Ryan's squad as Baber made almost a complete change to the squad.

Take that into account so far the Jerry Tuwai-captained side is inexperienced.

After the gold medal win in the 2016 Rio Olympics some have gone for greener pastures while some have been dropped for discipline reasons.

And the current result in the Fiji 7s team may be because of the majority of changes made to their squad after the Rio Olympics historical victory.

Compared with South Africa, New Zealand, England, Australia, Canada, USA, and Kenya, those teams made a maximum of 10 per cent of changes in their squads.

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