Dere won’t step down

Fiji 7s coach Alivereti Dere says he will not step down from his position.

Dere told FBC that he has plans to continue because he is the one who introduced free-flowing rugby back into the team.

He says he will give his report to Fiji Rugby Union and let them make a decision on his contract which expires at the end of the month.

Dere said: “For the record, the two seasons I have been in charge of the sevens we have won five tournaments and made the semi-final of the World Cup. For me, the idea that I have brought in, the idea is there.

“For the previous coaches, they went in there and they applied their certificates, but they didn’t have the idea to put in this pattern 0f play. So I came in with a pattern of play, and tried to bring in that style of training to suit this play. But this was not fully backed up.”

The men were placed third at the Rugby World Cup Sevens while Fijiana were bowl winners.


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