Sevens target consistency

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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POOL A: Captain Falemiga Selesele with his foes in pool A.

POOL A: Captain Falemiga Selesele with his foes in pool A.

After a marvelous performance at Paris stealing the cup right from under Fiji’s feet, our boys in blue are gearing up to hopefully do the same in London this weekend.

With jet lag, unforced errors and inconsistency being a hindrance throughout the year, Coach  Damian McGrath hopes they can repeat the feat of last week.

After all, why change something that clearly works for us?

Consistency will be on top of their ‘to do’ list.

“We are focusing on our own consistency. To perform to our best we must cut the errors from our game,” he said.

“Every player is desperate to give their country something to be proud of; Samoans know their rugby and can see how well these boys are doing as they continue to develop.”

With Alamanda Motuga out with an injury, the team has only 11 fit player to play; Mr. McGrath will be focusing a lot on dwindling down the number injuries with Olympic qualifiers just around the corner.

“My biggest worry is injury with the Olympic qualifier so close,” he said.

“We have had a great training week so far though.”

But what is the true key behind a team’s victory?

‘FAITH’ according to the head coach. When doubt surrounded our sevens boys, Mr. McGrath had nothing but faith that they will indeed pull through.

“Self belief the key to Samoa's surprise World 7s win in Paris,” he said in a recent twitter tweet.

London Sevens will kick off tonight at 9:30pm with Samoa taking on U.S.A. in their first match at 10:14pm local time. They then play Canada at 1.20am tomorrow followed by South Africa at 4.48am.   

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