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Comparing Our Performance In The Series

The 2016/17 World Sevens Series is now decided with South Africa crowned champions after they scooped the Paris Sevens title early yesterday morning. The Neil Powell coached- side beat Scotland
16 May 2017 11:00
Comparing Our Performance In The Series
Vodafone Fijian 7s halfback Waisea Nacuqu runs in to score against Australia on May 14, 2017 in Paris, France. Photo: Ian Muir

The 2016/17 World Sevens Series is now decided with South Africa crowned champions after they scooped the Paris Sevens title early yesterday morning.

The Neil Powell coached- side beat Scotland 15-5 in a tense Cup final.

But for our Vodafone Fijian 7s team, the onus is on them to finish the season on a high by claiming the second spot on the Series table.

Currently, the Osea Kolinisau-led side are in third position with 142 points while England are ahead of them with 145.

We’ve lost in the Cup quarterfinals of the Singapore and Paris tournaments- and finished 6th overall.

Surely, most of us have been upset by the results so far especially the 24-0 hiding from the Scots.

But let’s compare the results achieved so far to the 2015/16 Series where we won under former coach Ben Ryan.

But at the same time let’s take into consideration of the following changes in regulations that came into effect this year:

  • Cup finals to be played at 7 minutes per half instead of 10 as in the last Series

 

  • High tackle laws being redefined by World Rugby to increase the punishment for these hits to deter head-high contact.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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