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We Can’t Do Anything: Gomez-Cora

We Can’t Do Anything: Gomez-Cora
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team runs onto the field before the quarterfinal against Argentina on July 22, 2017 Photo: Kitione Rokomanu/Zoom Fiji
July 23
11:48 2018

Argentina rugby 7s coach Santiago Gomez Cora conceded defeat to a hungrier and aggressive Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team in the Cup quarterfinal yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday Gomez Cora said it was impossible to beat Fiji if they keep on having the ball.

“They kept the ball on their side and we can’t do anything. It was impossible for us.” a disappointed Gomez Cora said while being consoled by Semi Kunatani and Leone Nakarawa.

Fijian head coach Gareth Baber said they took more control of the game compared to what they did against Japan.

“That gave us the momentum and we were able to build on to it.”

He was pleased with their technical skills to win balls in the air as they know that on the ground it would be competitive.

“We were aggressive as what we intended to since we had discussed about it. Also the huge contribution from Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova.”

Radradra who started ahead of Sevuloni Mocenacagi set up the three first half tries to Kalione Nasoko, Paula Dranisinukula and Tuisova while Vatemo Ravouvou landed two conversions.

FIJIANA IN PLACING PLAYOFFS

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team walloped China 40-0 in the Challenge 11/12th playoffs. Russia went down to Brazil 22-0 in the 13/14th playoff while PNG beat Mexico 32-0 in the 15/16th playoffs.

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