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‘Pressure, Pressure, Pressure’

Pressure with or without the ball is critical for the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team as they chase to restore lost glory in this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.
10 Sep 2022 14:36
‘Pressure,  Pressure,  Pressure’
Fiji Airways Fijian sevens men’s captain Waisea Nacuqu during the captain’s run in Cape Town, South Africa on September 8, 2022. Photo: World Rugby.

Pressure with or without the ball is critical for the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team as they chase to restore lost glory in this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.

That was the view of Fiji Airway Fijian 7s head coach Ben Gollings who told SUNsports that they are in for a tough opener possibly against 2009 World Cup Sevens winners Wales, early this morning.

 

The Fijians were billed to play the winner of Wales, Korea showdown.

Gollings reiterated the importance of building play.

 

“We’ll have to build pressure on the opposition and make sure we are consistent. The boys know that they should apply pressure both on attack and defence.”

He also stressed to the players the importance of making their one-on-one tackles count.

 

The former England 7s captain said heading into the World Cup the players should be switched on.

“We have to focus and get our mentality right from the first game. For us it’s getting the mental focus right in executing our game plan right. We can’t rest on our laurels. We have to keep working harder if we want to finish strong. We have to take every game serious, we’ve to treat every game as a final because it determines our progress to the next round.”

 

Gollings said there is no room for mistakes because under this World Cup format, every chance they get is valuable.

“I think every team sees us a real threat since we’re very consistent this season. It’s a big positive for us, coming out of Los Angeles where we finished second and had no serious injury in the squad.”

 

Fiji won the World Cup Sevens in 1997 and 2005 in Hong Kong where maestro Waisale Serevi was the captain

 

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