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Maori All Blacks Eye Revenge In Rotorua

“We came prepared and confident but we will go back and get thing sorted out for a definite win next week." Clyton McMillan, Maori All Blacks coach
14 Jul 2019 13:54
Maori All Blacks Eye Revenge In Rotorua
Flying Fijians half-back Henry Seniloli evades Maori All Blacks flanker Mitch Karpik's chase during test match at ANZ Stadium on July 13, 2019.Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Maori All Blacks aim to avenge their loss against the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians team at Rotorua in New Zealand, this Saturday.

Head coach Clayton McMillan was disappointed after they went down 10-27 in the first of the two-match Pacific Test Series at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

“It was definitely a very disappointing result for us but we would like to acknowledge the Flying Fijians for giving us a very tough competition,” McMillan said

“We gave away a lot of opportunities during the game.

“And our plan next week is to improve on those areas and get our game back on track.

“We came prepared and confident but we will go back and get thing sorted out for a definite win next week.

“I feel our scrum was very good throughout the game and individual efforts are not good enough to beat a Fijian side. Obviously we will look at making some changes appropriately.”

Maori captain Ash Dixon said: “I think the boys were under pressure and we lack possession. I’m looking forward to the return match back at home and excited to play infront of our own people.

“But I feel if we had the ball a bit longer we would have made a difference and got the result that we wanted.”

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