July 08, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

7s teams get the go-ahead on extra legs

By Lavenia Vuadreu

Fiji 7s coaches Alifereti Dere and Etuate Waqa have been handed some better news with the International Rugby Board allowing teams to include extra legs in their traveling squads for the upcoming HSBC 7s Series.

Teams will send 14 players as opposed to 12 to each leg of the 2012/2013 edition.

Fiji Rugby Union coaching director Frank Boivert confirmed to FijiLive the change came into place last week.

“Besides the expansion of the tournament the IRB realised that the quality of the game tend to drop towards the end of a series because the players become tired so in adding on extra people, teams can maintain that standard to the end.

“And at the same time injuries can be kept at a minimum or none at all.”

The news comes as a boost for Dere and Waqa following the departures of a number of their key players who formed the core of their 2011/2012 squad and the expansion that have taken place in the series in a bid to spread the gospel of 7s rugby around the world.

The number of tournaments has been increased to 10 with Argentina joining the list of host countries and the increase in the number of core teams to 15 from 12.

Canada, Spain and Portugal are the three additional core teams.

2012/2013 Series:

  • Australia – Gold Coast Sevens (Skilled Park): mid-October (2 days)
  • Argentina – Argentina Sevens (La Plata, venue to be announced): late October (2 days)
  • UAE – Dubai Sevens (The Sevens): end November/early December (2 days)
  • South Africa – South Africa Sevens (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth): mid December (2 days)
  • New Zealand – Wellington Sevens, (Westpac Stadium, Wellington): early February (2 days)
  • USA – USA Sevens (Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas): mid February
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Sevens (Hong Kong Stadium): late March (3 days)
  • Japan – Japan Sevens (Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo): end March/early April (2 days)
  • Scotland – Scotland Sevens (Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow): early May (2 days)
  • England – London Sevens (Twickenham): mid May (2 days)


FijiLive

PREVIOUS STORY
Kriel try gives Lions thrilling triumph
NEXT STORY
Six teams chase four Super playoff spots

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 

 







SPORTS
Lautoka banks on deadly duo
Last seasonís runners up Lautoka will bank on in-form strikers Ratu Josefata Dugucagi and Peni Finau at this yearís edition of the Battle Of Giants which kicks off tomorrow at Nausoriís Ratu Cakobau Park.
FOOTBALL
Lautoka banks on deadly duo
Last seasonís runners up Lautoka will bank on in-form strikers Ratu Josefata Dugucagi and Peni Finau at this yearís edition of the Battle Of Giants which kicks off tomorrow at Nausoriís Ratu Cakobau Park.
FIJI NEWS
FijiFirst Govt doesnít discriminate: PM
Development is for everyone and the FijiFirst Government doesnít discriminate or pander to vested interests, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
WORLD
Shares in APN hit after directors quit
Shares in Australian media firm APN News and Media plunged Tuesday after a walkout from board members over a capital raising dispute with major shareholder Ireland's Independent News and Media.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.