Fiji Men’s 7s Head Coach Ben Gollings, the subject of a personal attack from Fiji 7s legend Jerry Tuwai, has attempted to head off more criticism of his role by insisting teams have to “go through the valleys and dark times.”
Gollings is preparing his squad for the next HSBC SVNS leg in Perth later this month with the defence of Fiji’s Olympic Games gold medal in Paris looming this summer having not won any of the HSBC rounds last year, said: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, so we can’t be winning tournaments and games all the time.
“Sometimes we have to go through the valleys and dark times so that we can work on ourselves and stay focused on our goal.
“This is a very important year for us, so we want to get it started on a high. Winning the first tournament of the season, which is the Perth 7s, is our next task and the boys are looking forward to competing.”