18th October 01:30 AM
Baber clears the air on fake news death
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Tuesday 05/12/2017
Fiji Airways Mens 7s coach Gareth Baber

Fiji Airways Men's 7s coach Gareth Baber has described a fake news report about him being killed in a car crash as “sickening” and “horrible”.

The story, which was posted on the glonews360.com website, claimed that Baber had been one of two people who died in a crash on New Zealand’s south island.

It seems the fake story first appeared about a month ago and it has resurfaced in the last day or so, with some people innocently re‑posting it on social media and expressing their condolences, believing it to be true.

Meanwhile, Baber and the Fiji 7s team have arrived in Cape Town and are preparing for the South Africa 7s this weekend.

The fake news of Gareth Baber's death 

Fiji will play Wales at 9.37pm Saturday, they will then meet Canada at 12.58am Sunday before taking on Samoa at 4.19am Sunday.

The quarterfinals will start at 11.04pm next Monday, semifinals at 3.34am next Monday while the final will be held at 6.44am next Monday.

Looking at the HSBC World Rugby 7s Series points table, South Africa is leading with 22 points, New Zealand is in second place with 19 points, England is in third place with 17 points while Fiji is in fourth place with 15 points.

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