|Digicel Fiji 7s team skipper Emosi Vucago. |
History will be on Digicel Fiji’s side when they run out to do battle this weekend against Samoa at the George 7s. The two South Sea Island teams find themselves together in a pool which also contains USA and Namibia.
In the previous five meetings between Fiji and Samoa at the George 7s it’s Fiji who have run out winners every time and Digicel Fiji skipper Emosi Vucago is hopeful for more of the same.
“We are working hard and we have faith in the new boys that we will do well this weekend.” Vucago said.
The focus for Vucago and his team since arriving in George has been working on cutting out the mistakes made in Dubai.
“When we played in Dubai it was only our mistake that gave them the opportunity to win the game. This weekend we’re going to prove that we can do better.”
Vucago is particularly mindful of the experience within the Samoa team.
“We know very well when Fiji and Samoa play it’s a tough game and there’s many experienced players in the Samoa team, I think they have have only one or two new players.”
While Samoa will be Fiji’s major hurdle in pool play at the George 7s, Vucago is also mindful of the danger the other two teams in Fiji’s pool poses.
“All we’re going to do is work on our mistakes and we are not going to underestimate either Namibia or USA as they are both good teams.”
Digicel Fiji’s first game in the George 7s is against Namibia at 12:43 PM on Friday (11:43 PM Fiji time).