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All Set To Go: Baber

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team had a good workout with Virimi Vakatawa’s France side ahead of the Paris Sevens tournament, which starts on Saturday. Head coach Gareth Baber said they
11 May 2017 11:18
All Set To Go: Baber
Virimi Vakatawa (kneeling third from left) with the Vodafone Fijian 7s team after their friendly game in Paris on May 10, 2017. Photo: Naca Cawanibuka

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team had a good workout with Virimi Vakatawa’s France side ahead of the Paris Sevens tournament, which starts on Saturday.

Head coach Gareth Baber said they worked on areas that would develop their game as their opponents would be out to shut them down.

“The boys are pretty excited about the tournament and are all doing well,” Baber said.

It was also a special moment for both teams after veteran France winger Julien Candelon announced his retirement at the end of the 2016/17 World Sevens Series.

“All good things must come to an end,” said Candelon.

“I have given a lot of my life to rugby and it has been quite demanding. I am almost 37 years old and I have sacrificed a lot over the past 15 years. I feel that in today’s rugby world I am lucky that I am able to choose how I end my career. I have always said that if the day comes that I start to make the spectators laugh, I’d have waited too long. So before that happens, I am bowing out gracefully.”

Even if he is selected for the tournament in London the weekend after Paris, it will be the tournament at the Stade Jean Bouin that will be a special and emotional moment.

 Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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