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Mikkelson: How We Beat Fiji

Speaking after their 17-5 win over the Fijians in their Cup quarterfinal clash at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver yesterday, Mikkelson says, the plan was to make things harder for them.
10 Mar 2020 12:45
Mikkelson: How We Beat Fiji
Fiji Airways Fijian 7s winger Alasio Naduva tries to stop USA forward Danny Barrett (with ball) from scoring a try during their 5th Place semifinal clash of the Canada Sevens at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on March 9, 2020. Photo; World Rugby

New Zealand 7s captain Tim Mikkelson spoke on how they can go about in beating the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team.

Speaking after their 17-5 win over the Fijians in their Cup quarterfinal clash at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver yesterday, Mikkelson says, the plan was to make things harder for them.

“It’s keeping things going and making those tackles to make it hard for them (Fijians),” the veteran forward said as the Kiwis went on to win the tournament after beating Australia 17-14 in the Cup final.

The Fijians continued on their misery when they were walloped 40-14 by USA in the fifth place semifinal.

Hosts Canada for the first time made it to the Cup semifinal where they went down to Australia 19-14.

They however, finished third with a 26-19 win over the Blitzboks in the Bronze final.

STILL AT 3

New Zealand remain at the top of the 2019/20 HSBC World Sevens Series table with 115 points followed by South Africa with 104 while the Fijians are in third place with 83.

DAY 2 RESULTS

9th Place QF: Japan 19-50 Samoa, Ireland 21-22 France, Scotland 28-17 Argentina, Wales 0-28 Kenya;

Cup QF: South Africa 26-10 USA, New Zealand 17-5 Fiji, Australia 31-12 England, Canada 21-0 Spain;

13th Place SF: Japan 12-21 Ireland, Argentina 31-7 Wales; 9th Place SF: Samoa 0-19 France, Scotland 12-7 Kenya; 5th Place SF: USA 40-14 Fiji, England 26-17 Spain;

Cup SF: South Africa 15-27 New Zealand, Australia 19-14 Canada; 13th Playoff: Ireland 31-26 Argentina;

9th Place: France 7-12 Scotland: 5th Place: USA 24-26 England; Bronze Final: South Africa 19-26 Canada;

Cup Final: New Zealand 17-14 Australia.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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