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Baber learns more

Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber says there is a wide scope of raw talent at the 2017 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament. Baber was impressed with the performance
25 Mar 2017 11:53
Baber learns more
Under watchful eyes...Vodafone Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber watches the Telecom Fijian Warriors train at the Albert Park and Pavilion, Suva, yesterday. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber says there is a wide scope of raw talent at the 2017 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament.

Baber was impressed with the performance of players after day one of competition.

“There is a wide choice of players available in this Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament.

“Definitely when we get to the Cup quarterfinals, semifinals and finals stages then the competition level will pick up,” Baber said.

“It was good, teams played a lot of games in a short period of time, it’s numerous opportunities to see players from all over country this is what I want to do to build up my knowledge on the players in Fiji.”

Baber has set his long term goal.

“This selection is not only just for the World Sevens Series but we are looking at long term, the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby Sevens World Cup next year.

“Now we can see players to develop for the future,” he added.

 

William Ryder

When asked about former national 7s rep William Ryder,  Baber said; ‘’ I haven’t seen much of William. I have been watching other games but I will watch him, he’s a great player.”

 

Top 16

Meanwhile, the top 16 teams that have booked their spot in the second round of elimination today are Waibasaga, Army Green, Silver Waters, First Landing, Newnet Yasawa,Police Blues,Trialblazers, Suva Stallions, Tabadamu Blues, First Light, Waidigi, Big Bula Water Park Tovolea,First Light Two, Uluinakau, Police White and Ratu Filise One.

Baber will meet the 16 teams before the elimination starts today.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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