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7S Changes

Changes will be made in the Vodafone Fijian 7s team to take part in the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa tonight. It’s likely Nemani Nagusa and Alifereti Veitokani will
12 Dec 2015 11:39
7S Changes
Ben Ryan

Changes will be made in the Vodafone Fijian 7s team to take part in the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa tonight.

It’s likely Nemani Nagusa and Alifereti Veitokani will replace Seremaia Tuwai and Viliame Mata.

Tuwai has been feeling sick even before the final in Dubai last week and Mata was carried off the field in the Cup final against England.

“We do have a few changes  because of illness and injuries,” coach Ben Ryan said.

The Fijians will face Scotland in their first match tonight at 9:59pm and Ryan said it should be a tough match.

“The first game is huge for us against Scotland as they are going to be on the money,”Ryan said.

“They should be treated with utmost respect. In the last couple of minutes against South Africa in Dubai they were fighting hard against one of the best teams in the world.

“They have an excellent coach (Calum McRae) and young players who played well last year.”

Ryan said Russia and Argentina would also be tough.

“Russia is starting to play the offloading game now which means they can score points quickly and have good defenders.

“Argentina with their coach Santiago Gomez-Cora have some young players who are coming through. I think they will get better and better so we must treat them with utmost respect.”

 

Gomez-Cora plans for Fijians

Gomez-Cora aims for a better result against the Fijians this weekend in Cape Town.

Speaking to SUNsports from the Southsun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town yesterday, Gomez-Cora said to beat Fiji, it was important to take control.

“We played Fiji in Dubai last weekend and lost 28-0 but we are trying to fix our mistakes and play competitive rugby this weekend. Playing against Fiji will be another tough round.

 “Fijians are always dangerous when they have the ball.

“They will always try to control and their one-on-one tackles are always dangerous.

“They are bigger than us and we need to play smart.

 “We have high respect for Fiji but our biggest plan is to commit less mistakes and try to be aggressive against them.”



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