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Baber impressed with team's performance against Canada

January 23, 2019 12:05 pm
FIJI 7S COACH GARETH BABER

Fiji Airways men’s 7s coach Gareth Baber says he is impressed with the player’s performance during their scrimmaging session against Canada in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Baber says the Canadian team played a similar structure of a game like their pool opponents Australia, Wales, and Argentina.

He says it is good to see the Fiji 7s side responded well to it.

“It was good for us. Canada is a structured side similar likes Wales or Australia and obviously, they tested of the elements of their games but I was glad to see us getting into our running very quickly and the boys looked they had good energy.”

The national side won the Hamilton 7s title beating South Africa 24-17 in the final last year.

The Fiji 7s side sits third on the World Rugby Series table with 35 points, two behind second-placed New Zealand while the USA leads with 38 points after the first leg.

They begin its campaign against Wales at 10.52am on Saturday then faces Argentina at 2.42pm and plays Australia in its last pool match at 6.52pm.

The Cup quarter-final begins at 10.36am on Sunday, Cup semifinal starts at 3.16pm and the final is scheduled for 7.10pm.
You can watch the entire tournament live on FBC TV.