Treu to whip Kenya into shape

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:29
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Paul Treu will strive for more consistency in developing the Kenya Sevens team towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

New Kenya Sevens coach Paul Treu will strive for more consistency in developing the team towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In his first interview since signing a three-year contract with Kenya in October, the South African said his immediate challenge was to make the team more focused and be competitive in the second leg of the 2013-14 IRB World Sevens Series in Dubai on November 29-30.

"We need to find our feet with the players and make sure everyone is at the same level. Our focus will be on the fitness and making sure the players are more direct in their attack and the defence has to go forward," said Treu.

Fifth-ranked Kenya are drawn in Group A in the Dubai Sevens, alongside France, Portugal and New Zealand, winners of the season's opening round in Australia in October.

"It is going to be a tough pool. Playing against France and Portugal is not going to be easy and obviously New Zealand will be working to improve on their last game.

"It would be irresponsible for me to say that we are going to win this tournament. For us as a new management, our work is to make sure the players are well conditioned and ready to compete, especially among the eight teams on the circuit."

Along with his post of head coach, Treu's docket includes being head of high performance and working with the Kenyan coaches and players to professionalise their Sevens rugby.

He has been tasked with turning the Kenya Sevens team into a fully professional unit by 2015.

Treu's technical bench includes fellow South Africans, Vuyo Zangqa and Graham Bentz, who will serve as deputy coach and skills and conditioning coach respectively.

AFP

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Brazil 7s 0 0 0 0 1
Korea Sevens 0 0 0 0 10
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens
Zimbabwe 7s