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Tough Day Two: Ryan

Our team will be looking to win its first back-to-back titles   Vodafone Fijian 7s coach Ben Ryan acknowledged how difficult the pool games were in the first day of
14 Mar 2016 15:16
Tough Day Two: Ryan
Vodafone Fijian 7s reps Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Emosi Mulevoro on the attack against Samoa in the pool match in Vancouver yesterday. Photo: World Rugby

Our team will be looking to win its first back-to-back titles

 

Vodafone Fijian 7s coach Ben Ryan acknowledged how difficult the pool games were in the first day of the inaugural Canada Sevens in Vancouver yesterday.

The Osea Kolinisau-captained team will play USA in the Cup quarterfinal today after beating Samoa 38-5 and scoring 10 tries in the 62-0 thrashing of Portugal before disposing Kenya 24-19 in the last pool play.

“It was a really tough round but all in all the team played very well,” Ryan said.

“Tournaments, however, are not won on Day One and we need to go back and come back because it will be a very tough Day Two.”

Our team will be looking to win its first back-to-back titles after defending their title in the USA Sevens last week beating Australia in the final 21-15.

Though USA finished second in their pool, they thrashed France 42-14 before upsetting England 17-12 and finally succumbing to New Zealand 17-5 and will prove to be a tough hurdle for the Fijians.

Meanwhile, Jasa Veremalua has moved to third on the Performance Tracker with five tackles, five breaks, three offloads and 15 carries bringing his total to 28.

Edited by Justine Mannan

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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