Kane Jury who has years of experience working with the Highlanders is the man that is assisting Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach, Gareth Baber and will continue to do so throughout the current HSBC 7s series.
Jury started helping out from Monday last week.
Baber says that he had previously worked with Jury while coaching the Hong Kong 7s team and he managed to get a hold of Jury in the Sydney 7s.
Baber says FRU is working to have Jury to be part of the management team. Jury who is originally from New Zealand is a trained primary school teacher but has spent much of his life outside the classroom and on the sports field.
A halfback in his playing days, Jury went to Hong Kong in 2005 for what he thought would be a short spell playing rugby for the Hong Kong Cricket Club.
Jury was also the former assistant coach of the Hong Kong 7s team and has coached teams from under‑14 to senior level for Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, the national team is currently training at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes as they continue preparations for the Las Vegas 7s next weekend.
Fiji will face Scotland in their first match of the Las Vegas 7s at 11.22am next Saturday, they will then face Wales at 2.23pm on the same day.
They will then face Australia at 7.52am next Sunday.
The Cup quarterfinals will start at 1.46pm next Sunday, semifinals will start at 9.12am Monday the 4th of next month and the Cup final will kick off at 12.30pm Monday the 4th of next month.
Fiji is currently in 3rd place in the overall standings of the HSBC World 7s Series with 72 points.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.