Army training for Fiji 7s team

Vereniki Goneva

The Fiji 7s team will undergo an intensive three-day army training in preparation for the  Moscow RWC campaign.

The 21-member squad will start with basic army training from today in Nasinu to prepare for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia at the end of this month.

Team manager Semi Rogoyawa told Times Sport the focus of the team this week was on team bonding and leadership training.

“We have dedicated this week to team bonding and leadership exercises.

“For that, we will do indoor sessions along with our outdoor training to improve on those areas.

“We want the players to know each other well and at the same time learn to take responsibility on the field.

“We want all of them to have good leadership skills to make good decisions.”

Rogoyawa said the army training would toughen the players earmarked to carry the hopes of the nation to the world cup.

“Whatever training the players will undergo, the main idea will be building on the team bonding and focusing on the leadership skills of the players.”

Meanwhile Rogoyawa has pleaded with rugby fans to support coach Alivereti Dere and the team he has selected for the world cup.

“That’s all water under the bridge now. The team has been named and the best we can do is support Dere and his plans for the world cup.

“The main aim is to win the world cup and it will be good for us if we get behind the team and move forward.”

The World Cup Sevens will be held in Moscow from June 28-30.

Wales is the defending world cup champion.

Fiji 21-member squad:

Leone Nakarawa, Levani Botia, Nemani Nagusa, Joji Ragamate, Metuisela Talebula, Vereniki Goneva, Samisoni Viriviri, Jasa Veremalua, Waisea Nayacalevu, Watisoni Votu, Alipate Raitini, Ilai Tinai, Jone Vota, Setefano Cakau, Osea Kolinisau, Timoci Matanavou, Donasio Ratubuli, Sakiusa Gavidi, Emosi Mulevoro, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Sunia Kubu.



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