Maintaining our sevens rugby focus

Richard M. Abel Suva | Friday, December 15, 2017
We all have our way of looking at a given game or tournament like the 7s series that just went down in two different nations with our Fiji lads coming out fourth and fifth.
Jerry Tuwai attacks for Fiji against Australia in the last pool play in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017/2018, in Dubai. Photo : Martin Seras Lima
Jerry Tuwai attacks for Fiji against Australia in the last pool play in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017/2018, in Dubai. Photo : Martin Seras Lima

It's not like it's the end of the games here. It is really just the beginning with a whole lot of games left to be played. We can get better as we go and really make the world see who is boss in the 7s code.

Our coach Gareth Baber should at least address whoever controls the board in regards to referees and touch judges and so forth to tidy up their act and see that fair play is done throughout every facet of the game.

I believe it is plain to see that some referees have their own agenda when it comes to making decisions on the field and really kills the game and the excitement as well. Of course, we lost and it hurts like anything, but that is not the point here. It's just downright not fair when the referees play their own games.

Okay water under the bridge and all, we are moving on, but something should be said to rectify the problems so that it is only going to get better for all teams who really are playing to the best of their abilities.

Now with that said, our lads are the best even if it doesn't show on the points table and we can only get better. So vinaka ra boys, you all showed magnificent talents in playing both legs of the 7s series.

God bless you all and officials and coach and the fans of our gladiators. Toso Viti toso!

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