16 Dec 2011

Sport: Fiji looking forward to rest

11:30 am on 16 December 2011

Fiji sevens coach Alifereti Dere says his players will appreciate the chance to rest and recuperate following a gruelling start to the world series.

Fiji are joint top with New Zealand heading into the holiday break, following the first three tournaments on the Gold Coast, in Dubai and Port Elizabeth.

Alifereti Dere says it's been a satisfying to his coaching tenure but says, after a hectic period, the players will appreciate the chance to recover.

"We played 18 games of these tournaments and then we lost to Wales in the last - that's the 18th game we played. We see our preparation and the boys is the conclusion of our game that we were rushed by Wales."

We will have a rest and then we will start our preparation in two weeks time.

The world series resumes in Wellington in February.