Fiji focuses on recovery and key areas in preparation for Vancouver 7s

Fiji focuses on recovery and key areas in preparation for Vancouver 7s

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 03/03/2023
Head Coach Ben Gollings. [Image: Supplied]

Recovery is the main focus for the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s team as they prepare for the Vancouver 7s tournament that will kick off tomorrow.

According to head coach Ben Gollings, the team has had a huge turnaround in their preparation and the players are looking forward to playing this weekend.

Gollings says the boys are excited about the ground condition as it is dry and will help the boys to play the type of game that they are known for.

He says it will be a great test for the team from the start of the tournament tomorrow with the caliber of teams they pooled with, as there have been upsets in every tournament with teams getting competitive.

Gollings says the key is to manage their game time and also manage the time in between their games.

He further says there will also be a big number of Fijian supporters that will come out to support the boys and they are looking forward to playing in front of them.

The tournament will be held from tomorrow till Monday.

Fiji will begin their Vancouver 7s campaign against Kenya at 7.52am tomorrow, they will then play Uruguay at 2.16pm tomorrow and face Great Britain at 8.42am Sunday in their last pool match.

The Cup quarter-finals will start at 3.37pm Sunday, the semi finals will begin at 9.48am Monday, and the final will be held at 2.26pm Monday.

Knockout matches🏉

DateTimeTeamTeam
Women's QF -
Sun 5 MarFull Time Fijiana5 - 29Australia
Sun 5 MarFull TimeUSA24 - 5Great Britain
Sun 5 MarFull Time France12 - 10Ireland
Sun 5 MarFull Time New Zealand10 - 5Canada
Women's 5th Pl SF -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Fijiana28 - 19Great Britain
Women's SF -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Australia38 - 0USA
Mon 6 MarFull Time France7 - 36New Zealand
Women's Final -
Mon 6 MarFull TimeNew Zealand19 - 12Australia
Men's QF -
Sun 5 MarFull Time Great Britain7 - 15France
Sun 5 MarFull TimeArgentina19 - 14Fiji
Sun 5 MarFull TimeNew Zealand7 - 17Australia
Sun 5 MarFull TimeIreland15 - 10USA
Men's SF -
Mon 6 MarFull TimeFrance26 - 12Australia
Mon 6 MarFull Time Argentina14 - 7Ireland
Men's Final -
Mon 6 MarFull Time Argentina33 - 21France
Click here for full fixtures

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