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Snyman: Finishing On High In Paris

South Africa 7s captain Philip Snyman believes the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team will be tough to beat at the Stade Jean Bouin this weekend as the two teams battle
09 Jun 2018 14:10
Snyman: Finishing On High In Paris
Captains of the participating teams to the Parisi 7s during a photo shoot on June 7, 2018. Photo: World Rugby

South Africa 7s captain Philip Snyman believes the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team will be tough to beat at the Stade Jean Bouin this weekend as the two teams battle for the 2017/2018 World Sevens Series title.

The Gareth Baber-coached side currently lead the points table with 167 points and just needs to reach the Cup semifnal to seal the win.

South Africa are in second place with 160 pts and are keeping their hopes alive that the Fijians will fall short in Paris.

Snyman strongly feels the onus is on his team to perform and produce results.

“How Fiji do in this tournament is out of our hands but we can determine our own performances,” Snyman said.

“We have played in a number of finals this season, but only won in Dubai. So we owe it to ourselves to finish strong here in Paris and try and win another tournament.

“The season flew by and it feels like yesterday when we took the field in Dubai for the first tournament.”

The Blitzboks are the defending champions of Paris.

“I just want the guys to go out and express themselves and play with a smile,” he said.

Bring it on, says Tuwai

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s captain Seremaia Tuwai said the team are focussed on the mission.

“We know South Africa will come out strong as they are the defending champions and we want to win the tournament and the series but we will not take that lightly as we are also fo­cussed on our mission,” Tuwai said.

Tonight Fiji play Samoa at 8.50pm and Kenya at 11.46pm and New Zealand at 5.14am on Sunday.

Edited by Osea Bola

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