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Fiji 7s review – Baber looking at best options for Olympic games bid
01:04 am GMT+12, 03/03/2021, Fiji

Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber is looking at the best options to prepare the national squad to the Olympic Games in Japan this year.
 
Baber and the team management will review its participation at the 34th Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s in Nadi last weekend beforedeciding on which step to take next in preparing the national side.
 
He has plans to look at the viability of participating in other club tournaments apart from the Fiji Rugby Union Super Sevens Series.
 
The series is scheduled to move to Savusavu this weekend.
 
The Fiji shadow teams, Fiji Warriors and Fiji Barbarians featured in the two day event eventually in Nadi ending up in the cup final.
 
Baber said his players were tested in the tournament, especially on the outfields at Prince Charles Park which were a bit smaller than the main pitch.
 
“In these tournaments, there are big numbers of teams,” he said.
 
Baber said his aim this year was to look at how the Fiji team was going to perform in six games over two days.
 
“We will take a view on what we got out from Nawaka.
 
“We played in a 16-team tournament in the World Rugby Sevens Series. It is only 12 teams at the Olympics.
 
“I think the 16-team tournaments are a lot closer to what the Olympics will have,” he said.

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS


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