Laidlaw hopes for tough outing
January 26, 2018 12:33 am
New Zealand 7s coach Greg Laidlaw says switching the Sydney tournament to three days will become interesting for all the teams.
Laidlaw says, knowing the challenge they have to face in the pool games, the three days of competition will give them little more break.
“It’s probably a different tournament and its three days. We play one game on day one and two games on day two. I think playing Fiji, Samoa and Russia on the same group is quite exciting. It’s a great challenge to us to try and build that consistency and performance.”
New Zealand is pooled with Fiji, Samoa and Russia.
Meanwhile, Fiji 7s kick off their campaign against Samoa at 8.28pm today.
The side then plays Russia at 5.09pm on Saturday before facing New Zealand at 8.42pm.
The Cup quarter-final kicks off at 12.28pm on Sunday, semi-final begins at 6.36pm and the final is schedule for 9.48pm.
You can watch the tournament live on FBC TV and catch the commentaries of Fiji’s game on Radio Fiji One.