Big, fit, strong and fast players

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,Suva | Thursday, June 8, 2017
With all due respect to our current Vodafone Fiji 7s team and coach Gareth Baber; I would humbly suggest that the coach starts looking for big, fit, strong and fast players for the 2017/18 HSBC World Sevens Series.
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber talks to his players after their match at the Sydney 7s tournament at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber talks to his players after their match at the Sydney 7s tournament at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Our boys have exceptional sevens skills but most of them are not big physically and in some of the games, we see two or three of them trying to bring down one big, strong and fast opposition giant.

Size matters in sevens rugby and Fiji has an ocean of physically big, fast men, just waiting to be picked to represent our nation.

If it takes two or more opposition players to stop one of our big players, then instantly an overlap has been created and a simple application of speed and skills will result in a try being set up and scored.

Pick our big boys now, let them blend in and test them out, so that when the first tournament of the new series begins, our Fiji sevens team kicks off with a blast, stamping its mark as the world's number one sevens team.

Go Fiji go.

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