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Getting On Scotland Time

The first order of business for Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan is to get his team adjusted to the local time with three days to go to the
05 May 2015 08:53
Getting On Scotland Time
Vodafone Fijian 7s players (from left), Amenoni Nasilasila, Osea Kolinisau and Kitione Dawai at Nadi International Airport last week. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The first order of business for Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan is to get his team adjusted to the local time with three days to go to the 2015 Glasgow 7s.

This was the word from Ryan from Glasgow, Scotland yesterday.

“We’ll be getting them up early now,” Ryan said.

After the lotu (devotion) and breakfast, we’re going go to the gym where I’ve set up a spin-bike session for the boys with one of their instructors.

“We’ll have lunch then we’ll have a gym session.

“The whole thing today really is to get their body clock in synch with United Kingdom time. It’s a fairly straightforward day, but it’s going to be a long one for the boys. We’re just going to have to beat the fatigue and the jet lag to stay up and get into the British time zones.”

Taking Fiji for the second time to Glasgow, Ryan was confident in continuing with the same approach from 2014.

“Nothing has really changed from how we set up last year. We used a good set up last year for our week in Scotland.

“We will look to repeat that same preparation.”

Ryan also confirmed that the team had arrived late on Sunday night and hoped they didn’t take too much time to adjust.

Fiji will play Wales in their first pool match at 11.42pm on Saturday night followed by their second game against Portgal at 2.48am on Sunday with their final game against Scotland at 6.21am. All games will be aired live on Fiji One and FBC TV.

Fiji last won the Glasgow 7s back in 2009 while New Zealand is the current defending champions.

The 2015 Glasgow 7s starts at 9.30pm on Saturday night with Canada playing the United States in the opening match.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 

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