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South Bay Davui Backs Our 7s Team

But Baber believed the team would need to lift to another level across all areas of their game in North America.
24 Feb 2020 11:56
South Bay Davui Backs Our 7s Team
From left: Fiji Airways Fijian 7s manager Jone Niurua, strength and conditioning coach Naca Cawanibuka, Josua Vakurinabili, physiotherapist Willie Kwong in Los Angeles on February 23, 2020. Photo: Bula Management Group

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team kept a low profile when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday.

They were briefly met by fans before the team left to continue on with their Los Angeles 7s tournament preparations.

SOUTH BAY DAVUI

According to South Bay Davui; “there were new faces (boys are shy and humble) but they know the task that lies ahead this Olympic Year.”

They (SBD) had pledged support for the team through their global donor network and wider Fiji fans to provide recovery and injury prevention equipment to help players in their preparation.

The team while in Nadi received a full set of High-Performance compression tights.

The tights provided muscle support during long haul flights from Nadi to LA.

It will help reduce muscle fatigue and soreness and will not tear due to high-intensity exercise.

The advanced fabric-moisture material will keep heat in during winter months.

REQUESTS

SBD also attended to requests from Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber for a gym, training ground and healthy meals for the team.

The reigning World Series champions won their first win of the current campaign in Sydney three weeks ago and are sixth in the overall standings, 23 points behind leaders New Zealand.

But Baber believed the team would need to lift to another level across all areas of their game in North America.

EFFORT

“With big effort from the boys we will continue to get better in every tournament we play,” he said.

“I’m quite pleased with the way that we’ve been training, and now, we’ve got a good opportunity going into LA against teams that have beaten us previously, to step up.”

USA SEVENS

The USA Sevens are back in Los Angeles for the first time in 14 years, with Fiji having finished sixth during last year’s State-side stopover in Las Vegas.

The Fijians have been drawn to play South Korea, France and Argentina in pool play next weekend, with LA marking the return of the traditional tournament format including quarter finals.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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