Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

Some interesting statistics have been released by World Rugby 7s Series analysts on the Fiji 7s and Fijiana teams at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan this year.

A few hours away from the first tournament of the 2021/2022 season, both national teams are once again considered the teams to beat.

Former England representative and World Series commentator Rob Vickerman analyzed the two teams’ performances and has unveiled the master plan that will help Fiji’s magic.

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While the focus may be on the new Fiji 7s players, Fijiana is expected to rise to another level in Dubai this weekend following their historic performance at the Olympics.

Vickerman says nearly 50% of Fijiana attempts at the Olympics came from penalty kicks.


“Fijiana is also one of the stories of the Games, they went into the tournament as number eight, but we rightly predicted the success of the Capgemini momentum tracker, and here’s why Fijiana scored nine out of 20 attempts from penalties and in average 11 penalties per match “.

While Fijiana may be the queens of relief, our men’s teams are quickly gone and Vickerman says opposition teams need to be vigilant when the Olympic gold winners are awarded penalties.

“Their men and their women were the story of the Games, and with that they have a master plan, a quick reflection and a quick hand, 10 of the 24 of their attempts at the Olympics came from roosters.”

Dubai has been one of Fiji’s unlucky hunting grounds with only two victories since the tournament started 22 years ago.

The first time Fiji won was in 2013 after its 29-17 victory over South Africa, and the last time we lifted the trophy was in 2015 after a 28-17 victory over England.

Fijiana starts its campaign at 17.36 against Ireland, while the men meet France at 19.22.

You can watch Dubai 7s LIVE on FBC TV from 16:48 today.

Click here for more about Dubai 7s – Men

Click here for more about Dubai 7s Women’s


[Source: Fiji Rugby]


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