Rio Olympic Games

Women’s 7s team to focus on games specifics

Our National women’s sevens rugby team are in their taper phase of preparation and are focusing on shifting towards game specifics. In an email interview, Coach Chris Cracknell told Newswire that training is building gradually for the girls and that they are slowly adapting to the cold Chile weather. CRACKNELL: “Aside from travelling, separately all has […]

Luke Nacei

July 30, 2016 7:04 am

Our National women’s sevens rugby team are in their taper phase of preparation and are focusing on shifting towards game specifics.

The Womens National Rugby teams during their training in Santiago. (Fiji Rugby)
The Womens National Rugby teams during their training in Santiago. (Fiji Rugby)

In an email interview, Coach Chris Cracknell told Newswire that training is building gradually for the girls and that they are slowly adapting to the cold Chile weather.

CRACKNELL: “Aside from travelling, separately all has gone well in getting the team on the ground. The weather is pretty cold here at the moment, but it’s due to pick up in the next few days.”

He also confirmed that the girls were in top form and are on par with their preparation.

CRACKNELL: “The girls are in a good place, the good thing about being here is the over-arousal of competition is dampened by being away from it all in Rio. This is good for us so our minds is to stay focused on the goal and not all the distractions of the Olympic village.”

The side is expected to spend four more days in Santiago, Chile to acclimatise themselves before the depart for Rio on Tuesday.

The women’s 7s team is pooled with Colombo, Australia and USA.

They will play the USA at 4am on August 7th in their first pool match before they take on Australia at 9.30am on the same day.

Their last pool match is against Colombia at 4am August 8th.

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