1 Dec 2011

Sport: Fiji coach wants to bring back running sevens rugby

11:44 am on 1 December 2011

The new coach of the Fiji sevens team says he's focussed on bringing back more running Fijian rugby.

Alifereti Dere was recently appointed as head coach of the sevens team after a long apprenticeship with the side.

Fiji won the first round of the IRB series in Australia last week and Dere says he's excited to be part of an exciting brand of sevens.

"At this moment I've been waiting for this for too long and I'm looking forward for this moment, as I've been not only as a coach I've been a trainer for the Fiji team in the 2003 series so I've been waiting for this moment."

Alifereti Dere.

Fiji are in Dubai this weekend for the second round of the IRB sevens.