Botitu and Derenalagi will be under the 7s radar in Hamilton
January 20, 2019 12:24 pm
The Fiji Airways men’s 7s Coach Gareth Baber says other teams will be watching his two new players Filimoni Botitu and Meli Derenalagi at the Hamilton 7s after their good outing in Cape Town.
During the team’s final training session at Albert Park on Friday, Baber advised the duo on how to handle the pressure as the tournament draws closer.
“For the likes of Botitu and Derenalagi – it’s their second group of legs and people are gonna be watching them now. They’re not a surprise anymore and that comes with its own expectation and pressure so I’ve got to manage them through that and having people like Paula, Jerry, Joshua and Kali around them is very important so that they understand to do that.”
Meanwhile, the Fiji 7s side begins 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.