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‘Hot, Cold’ Play Upsets Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan was disappointed with Vodafone Fijian 7s reps in their first game against Samoa at the USA 7s in Las Vegas yesterday. Coach Ryan expressed his disappointment in the
06 Mar 2016 11:52
‘Hot, Cold’ Play Upsets Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan was disappointed with Vodafone Fijian 7s reps in their first game against Samoa at the USA 7s in Las Vegas yesterday.

Coach Ryan expressed his disappointment in the changing room after 24-28 defeat at Sam Boyd Stadium.

“I gave them a pretty hard time after the game,” Ryan said.

Ryan said the players displayed a hot and cold performance against their South Seas islanders.

“Well played Samoa. We ran very hot and cold in that game and defended badly,”Ryan said.

“We were slow to react and just did not go forward enough in attack and forced slow offloads.

The team bounced back in their second match against France winning 42-12.

“In the second game against France o we played very well and learnt from the Samoa game,” Ryan added.

 

Must win to Argentina

Pool C is wide open and Fijians will need to beat Argentina at 8:38am today to book their spot in the quarterfinal stage.

Samoa had the chance to qualify for the cup quarterfinal with a victory over Argentina but were beaten 25-12.

This was the Pumas second victory of the day following their 26-7 win over France in their first game.

Argentina currently leads Pool C standings with six points, Fiji and Samoa are tie in with four points and France with two points.

Ryan believes every game is crucial.

“Win against a very good Argentina team and we’re back on track but from now every game is a knockout,” Ryan said.

 

Virus update

Ryan confirmed four of his players have been affected from virus infection.

“Four have been vomiting. It happens,” Ryan said.

One of the players is Sevuloni Mocenacagi who was dropped from the team in the 11th hour by Ryan and was replaced by Kitione Taliga.

 

Fiji vs France

The Vodafone Fiji 7’s team bounced back to beat France 42-12 in their second pool match at the Las Vegas tournament.

The side proved too strong for the French running into six tries. Isake Katonibau scoring a double while Jasa Veremalua and Savenaca Rawaca added one each for a 28-5 halftime lead.

Vatemo Ravouvou and Amenoni Nasilasila scored a try each in the second half to seal their first win in the tournament.

Edited by Osea Bola

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