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Cama backs Fijiana 7s

Former Fijian sevens legend Tomasi Cama Snr believes the Fiji Airways Fi­jiana 7s team can bounce back and make their mark at the HSBC Women’s World Sev­ens Series. The Chinese
18 Jan 2019 10:11
Cama backs Fijiana 7s
Fiji Airways Fijiana Development team at the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast 7s tournament in Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on January 17, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Former Fijian sevens legend Tomasi Cama Snr believes the Fiji Airways Fi­jiana 7s team can bounce back and make their mark at the HSBC Women’s World Sev­ens Series.

The Chinese women’s coach has called on the team management and players to work hand-in-hand for the betterment of the team.

“We’ve some new players and recently a new coach was appointed,” he said.

“I hope Saiasi Fuli and Issac (Isake Katonibau) will work more on the combination and also on understanding the players and vIce-versa.

“This is the most important thing for the play­ers and the officials to be more understanding of each other.

“Just give more time to them and for the girls to play a lot of competition locally.”

TIGHTEN DEFENCE

Cama said the Gareth Baber coached- Fiji Airways Fijian 7s side should play defensive rugby right from the first whistle at the Ham­ilton and Sydney tournaments.

Cama was out scouting for new talents dur­ing the youth competition of the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast 7s tournament at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka yesterday.

He told SUNsports the national 7s need to play more matches with local teams before flying out.

“On the Hamilton tournament, the boys should focus more on their defence,” Cama said.

“They should tighten up more on their de­fence in order for them to win the tourna­ment again.

“This time there lots of competition around the world. At the moment I’ m interested with how the boys and the girls are playing.

“We can notice now that we have developed over the last few years. The players are show­ing what they have got and the best skills they have.”

Cama said Fijians are well-known to be ro­bust players once they have the ball in hand but there is a need for more practice.

“We’ve got the ability to break from any an­gle. We can break the defence from the oppo­sition,” he said.

“So far, the Fijian sevens team is looking good but they need to practice more on their game pattern strategy.

“The only way is to be practicing with other local teams. They need more game so that they can work on the combination of under­standing each other. In our days we nearly play every day before we fly off to the tour­nament.”

The Hamilton 7s kicks off at the FMG Sta­dium in Waikato next weekend.

– Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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