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Maintain Discipline

Discipline is an area Vodafone Fijian 7s head Gareth Baber is going to focus on in the second leg of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series which kicks off in Wellington
24 Jan 2017 11:00
Maintain Discipline
Vodafone Fiji 7's coach Gareth Baber at the Uprising Beach Resort ground yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Discipline is an area Vodafone Fijian 7s head Gareth Baber is going to focus on in the second leg of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series which kicks off in Wellington this weekend.

“For my first tournament, I would want the team and staff to behave in a tournament environment,” Baber told SUNsports yesterday.

“I’m fully aware of the talent we can put on the field but in high performance sport it’s a lot more than that. My expectation is to see this group working to the standards they continually set on a training field.”

On their preparation, Baber says, the team have worked hard on their conditioning.

“Recreating these physical pressure situations in training is vital to testing their mental skills. However, the ultimate test is that on the competition and I’m looking forward to seeing how these elements stand up to that pressure.”

The former Hong Kong head coach praised his players for having a great attitude during training and also on the task ahead.

“There is a clear understanding across the group of what the game looks like and a strong work ethic is central to performance at this level. I’m pleased with the progress that we have made over the three weeks.”

Baber reiterated that during the Wellington 7s, he would focus on the players work rate- both in attack and defence.

“That is on our continuity game and maintaining pressure on the opponents with the intensity we are able to create.”

Meanwhile, the national sevens team depart Nadi International Airport today at 12.55pm for Auckland where they catch a connecting flight to Wellington.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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