Nothing less than cup quarters for Fiji 7s
December 8, 2012 12:03 am
Fiji rugby commentator, Graham Eden says the Digicel Fiji 7s team must qualify for the cup quarterfinals in South Africa to remain effective in the latter stages of the IRB World Series.
Fiji is tied on 32 points with Samoa and Kenya while the All Blacks Sevens are six points ahead in the series standings.
Eden says Fiji’s seven newbies on this leg, need to bring their A-game, starting with England at 10.22pm tonight.
“I think in reality we can say that they were able to combine, I don’t know you could call it settling in because they weren’t tested, they weren’t under any pressure, they weren’t subjected to an advancing contingent of opposition, What I do hope and I’ve just read Graham Henry’s book on coaching principles, I do hope that the Fiji team can get ahead of the advantage line and from there they start playing rugby they should not under any circumstance ever advance where the opposition had the ball and there was no way that we could get moving the ball it was a fault of the new guns as much as it was of the old. They looked alright but we can’t tell until we see them under pressure.”
Fiji 7s coach, Alifereti Dere has named Inia Tukere, Levani Botia and Vilitati Sokiveta in the forwards to face England.
Captain Setefano Cakau leads the backline with Joji Raqamate, Ilai Tinai and Isikeli Vuruna.
Fiji’s second pool match is against Scotland at 1.28am tomorrow followed by the All Blacks Sevens at 5.52am.
You can catch the live commentaries of the South Africa 7s on our sister station BULA FM with Eden.