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Test At Cake Tin

The Vodafone Fijian 7s side heads into the ‘Cake Tin’ at the Wellington 7s this weekend aiming to win the ultimate test. After taking the 2014-15 World Sevens Series by
29 Jan 2016 11:15
Test At Cake Tin
The Vodafone Fijian 7s team play Canada in a scrimmaging session yesterday. Photo: FIJI SUN

The Vodafone Fijian 7s side heads into the ‘Cake Tin’ at the Wellington 7s this weekend aiming to win the ultimate test.

After taking the 2014-15 World Sevens Series by storm last year, Coach Ben Ryan and his gladiators will be up against the best players the world.

Leading the charge are New Zealand, South Africa and Australia who all have injected their squad with high profile players.

There is so much talk and hype surrounding this tournament following the inclusion of All Blacks two-time World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams. Sam Figg of Australia and Phillip Snyman and Carel du Preez of South Africa.

A win at the ‘Cake Tin’ will surely be a big boost for any team and for Fiji in particular, it will be a perfect start in the ‘Go for Gold’ campaign in Rio in August.

Ryan and his men will definitely be the favourites to win.

Ryan has made it clear he wants to win the Wellington 7s this weekend.

“We always have the appetite to win everything and just have to make sure we fly over from Sydney next with maximum points,” he said.

“I’ve won in Wellington twice for England and I know what it takes to win.”

This is one of the best Fijian 7s squad to assemble for the World Sevens Series.

They have all the support from fans and what’s left is for them to unleash the Fijian firepower and flair.

Fiji leads the series with South Africa on 35 points while USA shares third spot with Argentina (29) and England fourth on 26.

Fijians take on Japan (11:36am), Wales (2:38pm) and Argentina (5:46pm) on Saturday.

A good start in pool plays will set the momentum for the side as they gear up for the knockout stage on Sunday. Go  Fiji Go.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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