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Fiji ready to ‘crouch, touch set’

By VUNIWAQA BOLA The Digicel Fiji 7s team has adapted well to the new scrum rules, says coach Timoci Wainiqolo. The new rule will be trialled at the Gold Coast
12 Oct 2012 10:18

The 15 team captains participated at the HSBC 7s grand prix yesterday at a stunning seaside location at Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast to launch the HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/13.

By VUNIWAQA BOLA

The Digicel Fiji 7s team has adapted well to the new scrum rules, says coach Timoci Wainiqolo.
The new rule will be trialled at the Gold Coast tournament of the first leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The new rule sees the ‘crouch-touch-pause-engage’ call changed to ‘crouch-touch-set.’
“There’s not so much change, it’s just shortened and there is no pause then engage call but set. We have been working on it from home because James (Bolabiu) had informed us of the change.”
The former national 7s rep said the team had been reminded of the task of defending the title.
He added the team celebrated Fiji Day with the community in Gold Coast
“The Fijian community here are ready to cheer us on and some have been calling in letting us know that they will drive down from wherever they are to cheer the team. The new players have been having a good run and we keep emphasising the importance of staying focused on the task ahead.”
The team had another training run yesterday just to touch up on their moves before their first game.
Meanwhile, the 15 team captains  participated at the HSBC 7s grand prix joined together yesterday at a stunning seaside location at Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast to launch the HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/13.
According to IRB.com the Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch, organised by the Australian Rugby Union, is set to provide the players with their opening challenge of the new season, and the first of nine rounds on the global circuit.




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