Nurturing local talent

Shalwyn Prasad, Mukta Ben Place, Nabua, Suva | Monday, May 22, 2017
Gareth Baber mentioned in an earlier interview that if local players are not performing he will get overseas players to play in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Members of the Fiji 7s team with a fan at Nadi International Airport in this file picture. The side failed to reach the Cup quarter-final of the London 7s over the weekend.Picture: REINAL CHAND
Members of the Fiji 7s team with a fan at Nadi International Airport in this file picture. The side failed to reach the Cup quarter-final of the London 7s over the weekend.Picture: REINAL CHAND

The series is now lost. What will be the action plan now? Can we rely on the overseas players alone?

What is happening to the local talent and are we looking ahead to 2020? Will these overseas players still shine?

The road to 2020 begins now with more focus on nurturing local talent. Identify and test them for years, not pick and drop overnight.

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