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  The Vodafone Fijian 7s players have been given time to go through their contracts before they commit themselves to it. Head coach Gareth Baber confirmed this as the squad
22 Feb 2017 11:00
Fair Play
Vodafone Fijian 7s halfback Seremaia Tuwai (with ball) during training as head coach Gareth Baber barks out instruction at the Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour, Deuba. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

 

The Vodafone Fijian 7s players have been given time to go through their contracts before they commit themselves to it.

Head coach Gareth Baber confirmed this as the squad marched into camp at the Uprising Beach Resort in Pacific Harbour, Deuba yesterday.

This is to prepare for the USA 7s tournament in Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s in Canada.

“The contracts are in the hands of the players at the moment, the FRU has given it to them,” Baber said.

“The players have taken it and are going through it with their counsels to understand the details of the contract. In fact it is the first contract the boys have ever seen in their lives.

“FRU has given space for the players to go through it and get back if they need any amendments done and maybe in the next few days we are going to get resolution on that,” he added.

The USA 7s will be on March 3-5 followed by Vancouver on March 11-12.

 

FIRST TIMERS

Baber commended the effort put in by First Light Taveuni playmaker Lemeki Tulele during their first week of training. “He’s doing well, some of his skills obviously are unstructured play but we will integrate him a little bit on how they work as a system and how we play.

“They don’t look out of place when they are doing it with us but they are progressing. For the first three days of our first week the boys focussed on how they develop their knowledge, getting some skills level up.”

DIET

Baber also indicated that the players have a diet programme in place.

“There are certain foods they are eating and reduce the intake of carbohydrate especially the complex carbs, pastas, roasters and sugary. This helps them in trimming down,” he added.

The Vodafone Fijians are grouped alongside Australia, Scotland and Japan in Pool D. The Gareth Baber coached- side depart the country next Monday.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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