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Fiji 7s to face battle

November 27, 2012 6:18 pm

The Digicel Fiji rugby 7s team will have to work harder than usual if it is to break its duck at the Dubai tournament this weekend.

Only three teams have won in Dubai since 1999 and they are South Africa, England and New Zealand.

And South Africa coach Paul Treu says this is for a reason.

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“I think it’s just the pressure … Obviously with England, they have a lot of support with expats living in Dubai and also flying to the tournament and New Zealand always has enjoyed support over the years. Obviously for us the last time we won it was in 2008 but in 2006 was probably the most memorable one we didn’t expect it to rain in Dubai.”

Meanwhile, Alifereti Dere’s men face Spain in their opening pool encounter at 6.50pm on Friday before taking on Scotland at 10.36pm.

The last pool match is against Kenya at 3.58am on Saturday.

You can catch live commentaries of the Dubai 7s on our sister station, BULA FM with the voice of rugby Graham Eden.

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