Gareth Baber appointed as new Fiji sevens rugby coach

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By Associated Press, 28 October 2016

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Former Wales sevens captain and coach Gareth Baber has been appointed as the new head coach of Olympic champion Fiji's sevens rugby team, replacing Ben Ryan.

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Ryan led the Fiji team to victory in the first Olympic sevens tournament in Rio de Janiero in August.

The 44-year-old Baber's appointment, which is until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, was announced at a news conference in Suva on Friday.

Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean says the appointment of a new coach has been "much-anticipated" in Fiji — where sevens is the national sport.

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By Associated Press, 28 October 2016

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