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Fijian 7s undergoing a four-day training camp in Levuka

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team has shifted their training camp to the Old Capital City, Levuka as they prepare for Dubai and Cape Town tournaments in a fortnight’s time.

The extended squad left for Levuka yesterday and since then have gone through a few training sessions, schools and community visits.

Head Coach Ben Gollings said they are taking a different approach for the 2022/2023 World Rugby Sevens Series and have planned to visit different parts of Fiji and base their training camps.

He added “It’s good to be in Levuka which has also helped with supporting the connection with the community and a totally new environment for the players to train.

We have had several training sessions at Nasau Park and it looks like the players are refreshed and very much focused for the next two legs of the Sevens Series.”

He further added that Levuka has no distractions and the focus is purely on training and connecting with the local community who hardly have a chance to see their 7s stars playing in front of them.

“We have also planned for a few communities and school visits. I think it’s also a great time to give back to the people of Levuka and an opportunity for them to meet and greet the sevens players” said Gollings.

Gollings said that he will be finalizing his traveling squad for Dubai and Cape Town 7s over the weekend.

“There may be some changes as we are nursing a few injuries to some of the players who were part of the Hong Kong 7s.

The majority of the squad will consist of the players who played in the Hong Kong 7s and if there is any injury we are making sure that we have cover for them” said Gollings.

The training camp in Levuka finishes tomorrow.

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team is pooled with Argentina, New Zealand and Uruguay for Dubai 7s which kicks off on the 2nd of December.

Fijian 7s faces Uruguay in their first pool match at 8.12pm on the 2nd of December. They then play New Zealand at 11.11pm before taking on Argentina the following day at 5.05am.

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