Eden questions Cama's credibility in assisting Fiji 7s team
March 23, 2012 5:30 am
Fiji’s voice of rugby, Graham Eden has questioned the credibility of Tomasi Cama’s assisting the Fiji 7s team in Hong Kong.
With the new format in place for the competition this year, Eden says coach Alivereti Dere should have made the calls on his own while waiting for his assistant to arrive.
Eden adds the team selected to take on Scotland tonight is not a strong line-up and that Dere should stop experimenting with the side to test combinations.
“I’m concerned to learn that Tomasi Cama has lent a hand to the side. Why would that be necessary? We are supposed to have a coach who was suppose to be with the team over a period of time.”
“Why didn’t he do it on his own? The assistant coach had been delayed and so we arrived together in Hong Kong. So what did Dere do? He gets Tomasi Cama who knows nothing about the quality of the players and is he already qualified than what Dere is?”
“I doubt it. And the most qualified candidate was delayed who came in and had little or nothing to do with the run-on team. I believe that we have little opportunity for experimentation. Little chances of preparing as we need to have the best run-on team and at the same time keep core of players from exhaustion.”
Eden maintains that getting the maximum points in the 12 core team competition is paramount and the Fiji 7s team should try and start strongly to seal their place in the cup quarter finals.