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  The Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou pleads for the Vodafone Fijian 7s team to win the USA 7s this weekend. The Gareth Baber coached team has yet
02 Mar 2017 11:00
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Vodafone Fijian 7s reps (from left) Vatemo Ravouvou, Osea Kolinisau and Setareki Bituniyata take time out in the pool after training in Las Vegas yesterday. Photo: Ian Muir

 

The Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou pleads for the Vodafone Fijian 7s team to win the USA 7s this weekend.

The Gareth Baber coached team has yet to win a tournament in the 2016/2017 World Sevens Series with the fifth tournament starting in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Fiji is in third position in the World Sevens Series with 64 points behind England (68) and South Africa (85).

As the 2016 Rio Olympics gold medallist and World Sevens Series defending champions, the onus is on the team to get Fiji back on track.

“We want our team to win and we have not won a tournament so far,” Tuitubou said.

“It’s important for the boys to be competitive as world and Olympic champions and get us back on track.

“We are all behind this team and Baber.

“We need to give Baber time to know the players and players need to know their roles.”

Meanwhile, the team had a scrimmaging session with Kenya yesterday.

Fiji plays Japan at 12:09pm on Saturday, Scotland at 3:08pm and Australia on Sunday at 9:50am in pool matches.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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