Hard road ahead for Fiji 7s team

THE Vodafone Fiji 7s team will not be having any easy games in its path and aims not to leave any stone unturned in its bid to win the HSBC Sevens World Series this year.

The Ben Ryan-coached side will have to be on their A game with their defence and attack to work as a well-oiled machine in the remaining tournaments of the series in Scotland and England.

“We have highlighted from the last season and this season again that if we want to defend well our defensive pattern will have to be a form of attack

“We want to get balls off the teams and not giving in easy tries.

“We want to make them work hard,” Ryan said.

Players such as Semi Kunatani and Savenaca Rawaca’s defence have been brilliant in the last leg and they will be key players in the squad in order to clinch the title.

“We have got most points scored last year so the attackers have been scoring 30 points on average in a game.

“Our defence needs to be stronger and stop other teams from scoring more points than they have currently been doing,”

Fiji has been pooled with Scotland, Wales and Portugal as one might think, Fiji is in the easier of the pools then they might have to think twice.

According to Ryan, the team had created havoc in the past and will continue from where they left off.

“Scotland topped their pool last year during the Glasgow sevens.

“I think they are going to make threats in the group as they are the European teams Scotland with Portugal has held New Zealand to a draw.” Ryan added.

The team departs for Scotland tomorrow.

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