The Fiji Airways Fijian Men’s Coach, Gareth Baber admits that he will have to make some tough choices now, when announcing his squad for the second leg of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens Series- the Hamilton and Sydney 7s tournaments.
The players resume training today after returning from Dubai and Cape Town, with the focus now being on discipline, to help improve and reduce the many penalties they had conceded in the new Sevens Series so far.
Baber says that discipline was what that let the Fiji Men’s 7s team down in Dubai and Cape Town down, and will have a ‘serious look’ at their discipline ahead of the next World Sevens Series leg which is next month.
Fiji 7s team conceded 12 yellow cards, although couple were not warranted but Baber said it is something they must address. Another area of concern is the high rate of missed tackles.
Fiji 7s players tackles made per match averaged 12.70 while tackles missed per match averaged 7.70. Their winning ratio in both Dubai and Cape Town was 60 per cent.
From the 10 games played, Fiji won six of them and lost four.
Baber adds it’s no break for the players as they returned to camp today and will be monitored during the festive season before more hard yards begins for this new season.
Fiji 7s had a close session training today with few new players joining the team.