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Sevu’s Incredible Double Pass

Baber comments on working with players and coaching them on executing such off-loads. They can go right and sometimes they can go wrong
29 Mar 2020 10:37
Sevu’s Incredible Double Pass
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi (right), in action.

I’ve seen him do it several times during training and obviously seen it several times go wrong and that’s the biggest coaching mechanism that you have.

This is what Fiji Airways Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber said about robust Fijian 7s forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi’s outrageous off-load pass to Seremaia ‘Jerry’ Tuwai. The off-load pass took place during their match against Australia at the Los Angeles 7s. A viral video of it got people talking with many describing it as the best pass ever made.

“I don’t teach that because it comes naturally; because they come from Fiji and everyone around the world knows that,” Baber said.

“It’s madness when you see that kind of pass happen in a game and I’m blessed to be part of a team that can execute that at the right time.

“Seeing that on the field is unbelievable. We just obviously see the brilliance of Fijian seven players.”

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Baber added that as coach, there are times when that kind of magic could end up biting the team’s performance.

“What I’ll try and coach is the appropriate part of it. We know as coaches that sometimes it’s going to bite you when it doesn’t go right, you’re going to live with that,” he said.

“Sevu knew that he could make that pass.

“Great players have the ability to understand exactly when that can’t and can be played. Some of them do some of great things and we’ve also seen it gone wrong. Our attitude as coaches to be able to deal with that and put it in its place and make people are accountable for it.” Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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