Team selection was tough says Baber
January 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Fiji Airways men’s 7s coach Gareth Baber says selecting the 13-member squad for the Hamilton tournament in New Zealand was not an easy task.
Baber says despite a few players being dropped due to disciplinary issues, the other players gave their best shot in the training.
“Yes it has been tough, there are some unlucky players around but that’s the necessary part of what we do. If there weren’t unlucky players around then I’m only working with 12 or 13 players and obviously we will not going to be at the levels we need to be to go potentially win international competitions.”
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.