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Sir Gordon To Reunite With Son

Samoan men’s 7s coach Sir Gordon Tietjen is looking forward to reunite with his son, Paul who is the head coach of the Papua New Guinea women’s 7s team at
06 Nov 2018 10:00
Sir Gordon To Reunite With Son
Samoan men’s 7s coach Sir Gordon Tietjens as they take a selfie with a fan at Nadi International Airport on November 5, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Samoan men’s 7s coach Sir Gordon Tietjen is looking forward to reunite with his son, Paul who is the head coach of the Papua New Guinea women’s 7s team at the Oceania 7s tournament that gets underway at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Friday.

“Yes, he (Paul) lives in Sydney with his partner and plays for an Australian team,” he said.

“He was my conditioning trainer with the Samoa rugby team last year.

“He is a physical education teacher and has been looking forward to coach a bigger team in the future.

“This is a good occasion for a small reunion in Fiji.”

The Samoans are in Pool D alongside Tonga, Tuvalu, and debutant Niue.

“Oceania is held at a good time this year, particularly two weeks before Dubai.

“So, this year is perfect for us and for other teams who are vying to make the Hong Kong and Sydney tournaments.”

Meanwhile, the highest placed teams in both the men and women’s grades, excluding the pre-qualified teams will qualify for the HSBC World Sevens Series leg in Hamilton, New Zealand and Sydney.”

 

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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