Fiji 7s work on tackle height
January 13, 2020 5:15 pm
The Fiji 7s team during one of their training sessions [Source: Fiji Rugby]
The tackle area has been one of the main key focus at training for the Fiji 7s side in the last few weeks.
Head Coach Gareth Baber says they continue to strive and bring out the best in the tackle situation knowing the zero-tolerance factor is paramount for player safety.
Baber says they don’t intentionally go in and put players at risk with their tackles.
‘We continue as we always do working on with tackle height I don’t think tackle height was particularly poor with us in those two tournaments it was more indiscretion around slap downs which was a hard one for us but obviously control within the contact is a big emphasis as well’.
Meanwhile, former Fiji 7s captain Kalione Nasoko is slowly getting back to full training with the national extended squad.
Nasoko has been out of action for the last 10 months due to a knee injury.
Baber says Nasoko is two months away from playing competitive rugby.
The national coach is expected to finalize his 14 member squad for the Hamilton and Sydney 7s this week.
Fiji will play Samoa, Argentina and Australia in pool play at the Hamilton 7s next weekend.
You can watch the Hamilton 7s tournament live on FBC TV and FBC Sports.
|MATCH||TIME||TEAM 1||SCORE||TEAM 2||POOL|
|M4||12:03PM||South Africa||-||Japan||Pool B|
|M8||01:31PM||New Zealand||-||Wales||Pool A|
|M12||05:30PM||South Africa||-||England||Pool B|
|M16||07:33PM||New Zealand||-||USA||Pool A|
|M20||11:13AM||South Africa||-||Kenya||Pool B|
|M24||12:41PM||New Zealand||-||Scotland||Pool A|
|M25||3:20PM||1st Pool B||-||1st Pool C||Cup Semifinal|
|M26||3:42PM||1st Pool A||-||1st Pool D||Cup Semifinal|
|M27||04:10PM||3rd Best 4th||-||4th Best 4th||15th Place Play-off|
|M28||4:32PM||Best 4th||-||2nd Best 4th||13th Place Play-off|
|M29||4:54PM||3rd Best 3rd||-||4th Best 4th||11th Place Play-off|
|M30||5:16PM||Best 3rd||-||2nd Best 3rd||9th Place Play-off|
|M31||5:38PM||3rd Best 2nd||-||4th Best 2nd||7th Place Play-off|
|M32||6:00PM||Best 2nd||-||2nd Best 2nd||5th Place Play-off|
|M33||6:59PM||Loser M25||-||Loser M26||Bronze Final|
|M34||7:56AM||Winner M25||-||Winner M26||Cup Final|