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Ben’s Detail

ASKS PLAYERS: Have they physically hit their targets, are they fit enough to be in the team that has performed as well as any Fijian teams I’ve had for the
11 Jul 2016 11:54
Ben’s Detail

ASKS PLAYERS:

  1. Have they physically hit their targets, are they fit enough to be in the team that has performed as well as any Fijian teams I’ve had for the last three years. Are they at that level or hopefully a little bit better?
  2. Where’s my mix of players going to come? So I need to see some of the boys fronting up now and playing in different positions.

 

The Vodafone Fijian 7s squad members have five days to impress Coach Ben Ryan before he names 13 players on Saturday for the Olympic Games in Brazil next month.

Ryan praised the performance of the players camping at the Uprising Beach Resort for the last four weeks.

“They have all applied themselves monumentally. That’s what I wanted – competition for places right down to the final day before selection and that’s what we will have,” he said.

Ryan had discussions with the players and they all know what they need to work on.

“I’ve spoken to all the squad, told them where they are in my thoughts and what they need to do,” he said.

Ryan earlier mentioned key points in selecting the team.

“I’ve two questions.:

*Have they physically hit their targets, are they fit enough to be in the team that has performed as well as any Fijian team I’ve had for the last three years. Are they at that level or hopefully a little bit better?

*Secondly where’s my mix of players going to come? So I need to see some of the boys fronting up now and playing in different positions.”

Team manager Ropate Kauvesi confirmed the final team will have another training camp at Santiago, Chile, to acclimatise before heading to Rio.

And they will not be taking part in any warm-up games prior to Olympic Games.

The team depart for Santiago on July 26 while the Fijiana national women’s team departs on July 23.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj



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