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On Track For Rio

  Vodafone Fijian 7s manager Ropate Kauvesi said they have the best 24 players that will go into camp on June 7 before the final 12 for the Olympic Games
26 May 2016 15:08
On Track For Rio
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Vodafone Fijian 7s manager Ropate Kauvesi said they have the best 24 players that will go into camp on June 7 before the final 12 for the Olympic Games is announced.

Arriving at Nadi International Airport yesterday, he said the Vodafone Fiji’s campaign for the Olympic Games is right on track.

“It has been a tough series as to be number one in the world with the Olympics at the end of it other teams are also putting their hands up,” he said.

“We have yet to pick up on fitness but we are cruising. We are achieving what we aimed for in the start and that is to defend the series. We are quite happy right now.”

Kauvesi said there is no injury worries in the team.

“We have been blessed in the series and the players are getting the right conditioning.”

The players are taking a break and would report to camp on June 7 at Uprising Beach Resort, where coach Ben Ryan will join them.

 

JARRYD HAYNE

Kauvesi said they are keeping a low profile on superstar Jarryd Hayne as it would work in his favour. He said Hayne fitted in well with the team last weekend.

“It was good as he had played for the Fiji Bati team before, so he was able adapt. With the media issue from our management point of view we had to make sure that they stayed away from him.”

Kauvesi added that this kind of media hype do happen when we move closer to the Olympic Games.

“There will be all sorts to pressures from the media and from different countries as well. As far as Hayne we had request from as far as Istanbul (Turkey) on information not only on him but for Fiji as well,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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