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Keep On It, Says Coach

Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber was happy after the 40-0 demolition of Samoa in Sydney. Baber told SUNsports the players came onto the field with the right mentality
05 Feb 2017 11:10
Keep On It, Says Coach
Joeli Lutumailagi runs awy from the Welsh defence to score in their pool clash yesterday. Photo: Bruce Southwick/Zoomfiji

Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber was happy after the 40-0 demolition of Samoa in Sydney.

Baber told SUNsports the players came onto the field with the right mentality and the aim to win.

“We came out with the right attitude and the right mental approach,” Baber said.

“They were accurate in what they did and reacted fiercely and difficult for Samoa to get into the game because we were in control.

“The way we controlled possession, created space to build attack, the boys put on a good job.

“I’m really pleased with what they did but tournaments are not won on the first day. We need to keep the momentum and play until the last game.

“I’m hoping we will have all our best players going when we reach the knockout stage. So it’s important that they stay healthy and injury free.”

The Vodafone Fijians had a comfortable 24-0 lead at half time with two tries from powerhouse winger Joeli Lutumailagi while Jasa Veremalua and Seremaia Tuwai scored a try each.

The Gordon Tietjens-coached-side were denied possessions as captain Osea Kolinisau found the try-line along with Emosi Mulevoro in the second half.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Fijians were brought back to earth when they suffered a 28-15 loss to Wales in their second pool match.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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