Too much change is bad: Erenavula
08:46 Tue Feb 14, 2012
Taken from/By: IRB.com
Report by: Eleina McDonald
Former Fiji 7s rep Luke Erenavula says the least amount of change to the national side will result in a stronger performance in Hong Kong next month.
Erenavula who coaches rugby in Seattle believes 7s heads, Alifereti Dere and Etuate Waqa must think carefully about the players they need to retain.
“The most important thing is every time they’re talking about the best combination, looking for the right combination, but if you going to keep changing the team and changing the coach, it’s not going to help. If you want to look for a combination you have to pick the squad and leave it and keep it and let them play as much as possible to work out match combinations for 7s. It’s always the best thing to come and watch Fiji play. It’s still in our hearts when we used to represent Fiji and sometimes it’s really painful to watch them lose but it’s all in the game.”
The team returns home on Thursday and injuries to Osea Kolinisau (groin surgery), Taniela Rawaqa (broken wrist) and Sekonaia Kalou (knee) may open up three new spots within the team.
The Hong Kong 7s will be held from March 23-25.
New Zealand leads the series with 92 points, followed by Fiji on 87, South Africa on 76 and England is on 74.
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