Monday, 14 May 2007 10:03 AM

Sevens preparations on target

The Solomon Islands Rugby Sevens team is on time with training schedules and is into the midseason phase of their preparations.

The sevens national coach Jim Seuika says that the priority all along is the timing of the training schedules and how the team moves on each week with the hard intensive training. "We're also having a qualified trainer who assists with the training programmes" Seuika said.

"So what we are left with is to have trial games so that we can concentrate on actually harnessing our fitness on the field and at the same time focus on the ball game", says Coach Jim Seuika.

"I'm still waiting for the SIRUF for possible tournaments prior to the SPG" Seuika said. "It would be good for our boys to be more engaged in the sevens game than the 15's league games" Seuika went on to say that by June all players should not be playing any league matches to avoid injuries.

Seuika also states that the team has a good combination. "There are some players who are quite exposed to the game from international tournaments they could assist the new boys on and off the field"

"Now if we had enough financial backing we could have trials overseas rather than playing the local clubs" Seuika said. "Performing well against local clubs is not setting the standards for the team" Seuika said that trials overseas will let us know the standard of rugby sevens in the country.

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