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‘No excuses’

Vodafone Fiji 7s team are all well going into the Wellington 7s which starts today. Coach Ben Ryan said the team had been treated well and should perform as expected.
06 Feb 2015 12:11
‘No excuses’
Members of the Vodafone Fiji 7s team wave to fans during their parade in Wellington, New Zealand, yesterday. Photo: Bruce Southwick-Zoomfiji

Vodafone Fiji 7s team are all well going into the Wellington 7s which starts today.

Coach Ben Ryan said the team had been treated well and should perform as expected.

“Energy levels are high, they are sleeping well, eating right, no excuses,” Ryan said.

He believes they have the power to conquer as they have been improving at training.

“Some boys have lost quite a lot of weight but you test them on power and strength and none of those levels are down so we got athletes who are fit,” Ryan said.

“We are not going to lose games because of fitness like in the past. We don’t ever want to lose our individual brilliance but hopefully start bringing in teamwork play as a team.

“You have to defend as a group as you can’t defend on your own and we worked on individual tackle techniques,” Ryan said.

The team looks forward to a good outing this weekend.

“We are in the right direction, really excited about this weekend because we got a team that can do some real damage over the next two weeks.”

The players have been reminded frequently during training to have fun.

The side had their final training session yesterday before taking part in the team parade.

Also wishing the team well was former South Sydney Rabbitohs winger and former Fiji Bati captain veteran Lote Tuqiri.

“Ben Ryan, go get them mate!! Best of luck to you and the boys,” Tuqiri tweeted.

Fiji plays their first pool match today at 12.03pm against Portugal followed by their clash against Wales at 2.58pm and their final pool match against Australia at 5.54pm.

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