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Vodafone Fijian 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau (with ball), and Semi ‘The Beast’ Kunatani in yesterday’s pool session in Wellington, New Zealand, yesterday. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ZoomFiji
January 30
12:38 2016

The Vodafone Fijian 7s kickers had their final session at the Hurricanes Rugby training field in Wellington yesterday.

Osea Kolinisau, Vatemo Ravouvou, Amenoni Nasilasila and Alivereti Veitokani under the guidance of kicking coach Jeremy Manning polished up their techniques before playing their first match against Japan at 11:36am today.

Hurricanes Rugby media liaison officer Toby Robson said they were grateful to be involved with the Fijians.

“The Fijians used our field for kicking practice and Hurricanes Rugby are happy to be involved with 7s rugby.

“We are also grateful to be supporting 7s in Wellington and for players to make use of our field.

Fiji Rugby women coaching director Chris Cracknell tweets “Another top session with @dropkick7s for the boys. Top coach and mentor to our kickers ahead of @SevensWelly #tosoviti.’’

Meanwhile, the Ben Ryan-coached side were among the participating teams at the Civic Square in Wellington yesterday spending time with the community.

This is the chance for the community to meet their 7s heroes.

Fiji takes on Japan at 11.36am today,Wales at 2.38pm and Argentina at 5.46pm.

 

Wales: Fijians ‘Fantastic’

Wales coach Gareth Williams says the second round of the World Sevens Series will be tough compared to the first round

Speaking to SUNsports from James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Williams said it would be a challenging weekend.

“We are in a tough group, it will be more difficult than the first round in Dubai and Cape Town.

Wales plays Fiji at 2:38pm today and Williams said the Fijians would provide the greatest challenge.

“Fiji is currently the best side in the world. The individual players are fantastic and we are looking forward to a great game against Fiji,” he said.

The return of 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens winner Tom Isaacs and uncapped wing Lloyd Lewis who shone for Wales Under- 20 last season will boost the side this weekend.

“Tom has been doing well in training, he’s in good form and he will bring his significant experience to the squad,”Wiliams said.

“Lloyd hopefully will enjoy the experience and have a chance to show his skills.

“We are working hard to improve all the time.”

Williams said they were also wary on the challenge the Japanese and the Pumas would bring today.

“Argentina looks very confident and Japan are preparing for the Olympic Games in August so it will be difficult,” Williams said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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