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Tighten defence

Maikeli Seru
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TOMASI Cama senior, one of the legends of rugby predicts the Fiji Airways 7s team would find it difficult to win the 2017/2018 World Sevens Series.

He said unless the team changed its playing techniques, it would not regain the trophy it lost to South Africa last season.

Cama, a Malaysia Rugby Union development officer, is in the country for a break.

He was part of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships in Suva last weekend.

"We need to change the way we play and use the Fijian running style and solid defence," the bearded legend who scored the memorable try in the 1990 final against New Zealand in the Hong Kong 7s.

Cama was part of the team that won the our first hat-trick in Hong Kong.

It was coached by the late Ratu Kitione Vesikula and included 7s king Waisale Serevi, Noa Nadruku, Mesake Rasari, the late Vesito Rauluni, Pauliasi Tabulutu and Alifereti Dere.

"There are still a lot of individualism in the team. They have to work together in attack and defence.

"They have to tackle and stop the ball and be very aggressive. Support play is important and the coach should mix the Fijian flair into his game pattern, We win tournaments by using running rugby.

Cama senior represented Fiji for more than ten years and was part of the sides that went unbeaten 1990-1992 in the Hong Kong Sevens. Sporting a beard, he scored a memorable try in the 1990 final against New Zealand.

He is the father of former All Blacks Sevens player Tomasi Cama Jr.

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