29 Mar 2013

Sport: Dere demands consistency from Fiji Sevens team

11:25 am on 29 March 2013

Fiji face a difficult start in their bid to be the first team to win back to back tournaments on this year's World Sevens Series.

The Hong Kong champions play South Africa first up tomorrow at the Japan Sevens as they bid to close the 25-point gap on series leaders New Zealand in the overall standings.

After following last year's Hong Kong win with a Plate finish, head coach Alifereti Dere says they need to keep their form going.

"It's important for us to maintain our position at this moment because we are second last year, in the overall IRB standings, and it's important for us to play consistently this week."

Fiji also play Spain and Portugal in Pool A, with Samoa drawn in a tough pool alongside England, Argentina and defending champions Australia.