Fiji Sevens Rugby Team Gets New Head Coach

Baber comes from Hong Kong rugby sevens

By Talebula Kate

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Oct. 28, 2016) – Gareth Baber is the new Fiji 7s coach.

This was announced few minutes ago by Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean.

Baber is a level 4 accredited coach and is head of the Hong Kong men's rugby sevens.

He replaces winning Olympics 7s coach Ben Ryan.

[PIR editor's note: On Oct. 28, 2016 Fiji Times reported that 'The newly-appointed Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber holds the highest level of accreditation for coaching in World Rugby having a Level 4 World Rugby coaching Accreditation. ... Baber has been a 7s players playing and also leading the Wales national 7s team in the World Rugby Series, two rugby 7s World Cup and two Commonwealth Games. ... He coaches in both the abbreviated code and the full code of 15s having been the assistant coach for Wales National 7s team from 2005 to 2006 and the head coach for the Wales National 7s team from 2006 to 2008 prior to taking up different coaching capacities including head coach for Cardiff Blues.']

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