Gareth Baber said in reports that his selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is based on a balance of power and pace.
Semi Radradra was said to be playing in the Super Sevens Series in England last Saturday, the superstar played for a Fijian invitational side in the Newbury leg.
Radradra has been playing sevens rugby for the past weeks trying to adapt to the faster pace of the games, the Bristol Bears star will be playing for Fiji in Tokyo in a few weeks.
The Fijian will out to Singapore on Thursday where he is set to join the rest of the team as they prepare to fly to Narita together.
Gareth Baber said “The Olympic Games is a one off event and I believe the biggest challenge is the fact that we haven’t had the time to get the rhythm and flow associated with playing in the World Rugby Sevens Series,”.
“Therefore, the Oceania tournament became an important opportunity for those players who have less experience as well as those who have returned from Europe to show the quality which I look for.”
“I’m really excited in what the group brings, it’s a balance between the power which is a big part of our game, and the pace that we are able to put into it.”
“We continue to look to command the aerial battles on the field as well as developing our strength at set-piece.
“We have built the team and the capabilities around putting pressure on our opponents and as a result, there has been a balance in the selection of the squad to reflect this.” Baber continued on in an interview.
Baber mention he is confident about Radradra’s preparations in England as he trains and plays away from the rest of the Fijian squad.
“I know him as an individual, an athlete and he keeps himself in a supreme condition which is why he always wins the battle.
“He is blessed to have the skill level of a 7s player even though he predominantly plays 15s and has done remarkable work for us when he played for us either in 7s or 15s code” said Baber.