Las Vegas 7s: Baber pleased with performance

Waisea Nacuqu at the HSBC USA 7s in Las Vegas. Picture: FT FILE/JOVESA NAISUA

NATIONAL men’s sevens rugby coach Gareth Baber was happy with performance of his team in day one of the HSBC Las Vegas 7s.

Under perfect conditions at Sam Boyd Stadium, Fiji beat Scotland 36-12 and Wales 33-14 this evening in Las Vegas.

Baber said the side was able to create the ‘chaos’ he wanted- unsettling the defence, winning possession and scoring tries.

Fiji will play Australia at 7.52am tomorrow in their final match of Pool D.

If Fiji wins, it will play the runner up of Pool A which has Samoa, Canada, New Zealand and Spain.

The second runner up of Pool D will play the winner of Pool A, which looks likely to be series leader New Zealand.

Captain Kalione Nasoko was also happy with the performance of the team but said there were some areas that they still needed to work on.

Nasoko said after the game against Wales that the team was working hard on improving their discipline.

Fiji copped a yellow card against Wales.

Nasoko said it was hard to play with only six players and that they would ensure that doesn’t happen in their remaining matches.

Nasoko also thanked Fijians for their continued support of the team and has requested the nation to pray for the remainder of the tournament.

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