12 May 2012

Sport: Progress pleases Fiji sevens skipper

9:04 am on 12 May 2012

Fiji's sevens captain says regardless of the result of this weekends tournament in London their season has been a successful one.

Fiji finished a distant fourth in each of the past two World Series campaigns and appointed a new coaching staff this season, who in turn have blooded a lot of young talent.

Victories on the Gold Coast and in Hong Kong have helped the team rise to second in the competition standings, 11 points shy of pace-setters New Zealand, going into this weekend's final tournament of the season.

Fiji captain, Setefano Cakau, says the team is heading in the right direction.

"For the last couple of years we've been down the bottom level so it's been good for us that for the system that we make it up here in the top two. So for us it's a good system and a good start from the beginning until now and we'll keep working on that to end this tournament with a good result."

Fiji's first match in London is against Spain later tonight, while Samoa begin against the United States.