Rugby

Exposure, Growth Priority Now: Devo

Devo wants his players to have a feel of what it’s like to play at the biggest local 7s tournament. “Our aim here is to provide that much-needed exposure and experience for these young boys,” he said.
26 Sep 2020 14:50
Exposure, Growth Priority Now: Devo
Samurai Navatuvula Sharks rugby 7s team and officials at the ANZ Stadium during the 44th Marist Fiji Bitter Marist 7s on September 25, 2020. Photo: Simione Haravanua

It’s exposure and development for now, says Samurai Navatuvula Sharks manager, Joseva Devo.

Laced with young and experienced players, David Batiratu and the Sharks are hoping to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ National stadium today.

Devo wants his players to have a feel of what it’s like to play at the biggest local 7s tournament.

“Our aim here is to provide that much-needed exposure and experience for these young boys,” he said.

“They have the talent, and the Marist 7s tournament is the best platform to expose them and experience it all.

“We wanted them to feel high tempo 7s rugby. We’ve separated from our mother club Waimanu because of the amount of talents available up the hills.

“So this team is here for the boys who can’t make it to that team. The likes of Rafa Tokona and some other young players are always wanting to play here and now they are living the dream playing at the Marist 7a.”

Devo said the team aims to make it to the final stages of the competition.

“Right now, we are focused on finishing strong in our pool games. To try and work on our game areas and see that we maintain discipline during the game,” he said.

“The boys have been preparing well so we know when to raise the tempo and the intensity of the game, come the knock-out stages.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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