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Sir Gordon Concedes Defeat

Defence is an area Samoan rugby 7s head coach Sir Gordon Tietjens will need to work on after losing 40-0 to Fiji at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney yesterday. Sir Gordon
05 Feb 2017 11:07
Sir Gordon  Concedes Defeat
Samoan coach Sir Gordon Tietjens

Defence is an area Samoan rugby 7s head coach Sir Gordon Tietjens will need to work on after losing 40-0 to Fiji at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney yesterday.

Sir Gordon took his hat off to the Fijians for a classic show dominating the entire game and not giving Samoa a chance.

“We had to defend really well, we were pushing Fiji back and they really ran that game in the first half,” he said.

“I think we defended pretty well although a lot more could be improved. When you’re chasing the game and chasing the ball in the end something has got to give and we lost points from that.

“We just couldn’t play without the ball. I thought Fiji played exceptionally well, despite the conditions.

“They had a lot of offloads and we were chasing the entire game. When we did get the ball we were just not good enough to hold onto it and we didn’t take those opportunities but yes we were well and truly beaten.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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