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Consistency Key For Selection: Baber

Consistency Key For Selection: Baber
Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber at the Fiji Bitter Disavu 7s at Naluwai,Naitasiri on September 9, 2017. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
September 12
11:00 2017

Gareth Baber calls on players to be consistent in their performance if they want to be selected in the national squad.

The Vodafone Fijian 7s coach made the comment at the Fiji Bitter Disavu 7s tournament in Naluwai, Naitasiri last Saturday.

“It was great to come all the way to Naitasiri and be able to see some quality players on show,” Baber said.

“In the past 7 months, I have seen a lot of talents in Fiji and I have brought some of them in the extended squad and currently going through some training programme.

“And at the same time I am equally aware of some new talents around and I will monitor them as well to be sure if they have capabilities to part of the national squad.

“But the important factor is I want to see them play consistently well.

“I am always looking for players when I come to tournament like this and if they got the talent then I will get them into the team.

“And with the likes of Taveuni and Tabadamu teams they have been very impressive with their performance in the past tournaments and that’s something I am looking for.

“For me personally, I enjoyed coming to this tournament and obviously meeting the community generally involved in sevens.

“This is hugely powerful as far as national team is concerned. And to be able to see exactly what is being played out in all parts of Fiji.”

The 2017-18 World Sevens Series begins with the Duba-Cape Town leg in December.

Edited by Osea Bola




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