NZ wary of Fiji threat at Hong Kong

New Zealand Sevens coach Scott Waldrom says his team is fully aware of the challenge Fiji pose at this weekend's Hong Kong tournament.

The two old rivals are in the same pool, alongside Wales and Japan.

Waldrom said Wales were a side with speed and a huge work-rate while Japan would gain an insight into the Kiwi camp, having former New Zealand assistant coach and player Damian Karauna at the helm.

However, Waldrom said Fiji could well be the team to beat at the tournament.

"Fiji has just been on fire the last few years," he said.

"They love being in Hong Kong, that's why they are the team that has won the most tournaments in Hong Kong.

"They get up for it and they love being here," Waldrom said.

Fiji go into the tournament lying in third place on the World Series table on 100 points with New Zealand 16 points back in fourth place.



Photo: PHOTOSPORT Waldrom is expecting a Fiji at the peak of its powers in Hong Kong