Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s coach Gareth Baber says that Leone Nakarawa’s leadership got him this far ahead of the selection of the final 12 member team to the Rugby World Cup 7s next weekend in San Francisco.
Nakarawa has had another big season this year with Racing 92 in the Top 14 competition, European Champions Cup and the June Test Series with the Flying Fijians.
Nakarawa believes that there is unfinished business when it comes to the World Cup as he was part of the 2013 World Cup team that lost to New Zealand in the semifinals.
Baber says Nakarawa’s influence has lifted their preparation to another level.
The squad will remain at the Utah training base until the end of the week, before flying to San Francisco on Sunday.
Fiji will play their first game against the winner between Japan and Uruguay at 3.53pm next Saturday.
Barring any upsets, they will either meet Argentina or Canada in the Cup quarterfinals at 10.54am next Sunday, they will either meet Australia or New Zealand in the cup semifinals at 8.02am Monday the 23rd of this month and will either meet South Africa, England or USA in the final at 12.49pm Monday the 23rd of this month.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.