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Gareth Baber: For God And Country

The Welshman said this is evident on the behaviour the players show around other teams and on the field as well and most importantly doing it for God and for country.
04 Apr 2019 15:51
Gareth Baber: For God And Country
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Apenisa Cakaubalavu (left), Fijian 7s legend Tomasi Cama Snr and Josua Dranisinukula at the Hong Kong Stadium on April 3, 2019. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ ZoomFiji

Winning the Hong Kong 7s means a lot to the people of Fiji. The Olympic champions have won a record 18 titles, including the last four in a row.

Despite coming up short in the past three World Sevens Series competitions, head coach Gareth Baber told Radio New Zealand that Hong Kong is the place where the Fijians love to play.

“We know what it’s like to win here,” he said.

“We’ve got players who know what it’s like to win here.

“We know we’re under no illusions on how tough it is this year with the quality of teams opposite us.

“But the focus is very much on delivering what we set out as a mission at the beginning of the season and doing it the right manner.”

The Welshman said this is evident on the behaviour the players show around other teams and on the field as well and most importantly doing it for God and for country.

They open their title defence on Friday against Kenya and face a difficult double

header on Saturday against Australia and New Zealand, who both got the better of Fiji in Las Vegas last month.

Meanwhile Samoa are looking to continue their recent upsurge in form after finishing runners in the USA and sixth in Vancouver.

The four-time Hong Kong winners will face Scotland, Japan and South Africa in pool play as they look to reach the Cup quarter finals at three consecutive tournaments for the first time since 2014.

Edited by Grace Narayan

Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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