Why Series Is Vital? Tuwai Tells

This series will replace the international one and also gives us the opportunity to gauge our fitness level and performance.
21 Jan 2021 14:04
Why Series Is Vital? Tuwai Tells
Fijian 7s forwards (left-right) Rusiate Nasove, Meli Derenalagi, Josua Vakurunabili during training at Albert Park, Suva, on January 19, 2021. Photo: FRU Media

Veteran 7s halfback Seremaia (Jerry) Tuwai believes the new back-to-back format designed by Fiji Rugby Union will help players understand the importance of the recovery period.

Tuwai made the comments after launching his new major sponsor Life After Rugby (LAR) and co-sponsor TYT at the Peninsula Hotel in Suva yesterday.

The first of the Fiji Rugby Union sanctioned Super 7s Series gets underway tomorrow at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka.

This is followed by the Mobil Uprising 7s tournament the week after.

“It will help players in the Fiji sevens squad to adapt to the system,” the reigning World Sevens Player of the Year said.

“Introducing such format in Fiji will help players understand and know how it’s like in the HSBC series.

“We need to be mentally and physically fit because after one tournament you will feel weak.

“You will have some niggling injuries and that affects you mentally.”

Tuwai said the Super 7s Series also allows other players to show their talent.

“The series is also designed for the Fijian 7s team to help us get more game time,” he said.

“It good for us in the team because right now due to the pandemic we don’t have any HSBC sevens series happening.

“This series will replace the international one and also gives us the opportunity to gauge our fitness level and performance.”

Tuwai said for the FDS Barbarian Brothers they had a lot players in the squad and some of them would be getting their break in the series.

“It will give the boys the opportunity to showcase their talents in the competition so they can put their hands up for national duties.”

Tuwai however, indicated that he still had a lot of work to do.

“Its things like fitness, mental, physical, spiritual and most importantly my diet.

“Right now I’m not in the right condition to play at the Olympics so I’m working very hard.

“To be honest I’m working hard every day so when the time comes I’m ready to carry out the task.

“I’m working on the physical part of my game because I’m used to playing constantly so to be rested for a long time it has taken a toll on my body where I had put on weight.

“Now that we are back in training and camp I can see that I’m getting better as well as my teammates.”



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