20 Mar 2013

Sport: Dere demands further improvement from Fiji in Hong Kong 7s

12:58 pm on 20 March 2013

Fiji sevens coach Alifereti Dere says they can't afford another poor tournament in Hong Kong as they seek to defend their Cup title.

Fiji are currently fourth in the World Series standings, 30 points adrift of overall leaders New Zealand.

After missing the quarter finals for the first time ever in Wellington, the Pacific giants bounced back in Las Vegas with a credible fourth placed finish.

Alifereti Dere says they need to build on that.

"The way the boys played in Las Vegas so we have a slim chance in defending the title. We are looking forward in trying to build our performance from Las Vegas and try to play to our strength. Where we were in Las Vegas. that's where we should always be."

Fiji kick off their title defence against Hong Kong, before further pool matches against Spain and Canada.