We need more international games: Campbell

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BY BEN BILUA

USP, Suva Fiji

TEAM Manager of Solomon Islands national rugby sevens team says playing more international friendlies is the way forward to improve the team’s performance.

In an interview with SunSPORT after the Soltuna Sevens Games last Saturday, Mr Phillip Campbell said the team is very young and needs more international friendlies to improve the team’s performance.

“The long term plan in terms of developing the team is to give them more exposure, meaning that, there need more international friendlies.

“The more international games the boys play, the more chances for the team to improve mentally and physically and perform well in other important games,” he said.

Mr Campbell said the current Solomon Islands Sevens team consists of young, talented and passionate players that needs more support.

He stressed the recent Soltuna 7s competition is one fine example of developing the national rugby sevens team to be more competitive.

Mr Campbell also acknowledged Soltuna management for sponsoring the Soltuna Rugby Seven games and other assistance rendered towards the national team.

He also acknowledges the Solomon Islands Community in Fiji for supporting them during the Soltuna 7s and is urging them to come out in numbers again for the Marist 7s competitions this weekend.

The Solomon Islands National Sevens team management and the squad meanwhile are looking forward for a better performance in the upcoming Marist tournament which starts today.

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