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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tomasi Cama, on reaching cup semis and being New Zealand Sevens captain: "We knew it would be tough. They deserve to be there, they did the hard yards and we knew they would come out firing for us. I am proud of the boys, they got up. We had a bit of a hard start, but we got there in the end. I just concentrate on my game and hopefully the boys will follow, I just want to do my talking on the field."

Timoci Wainiqolo, Fiji coach, on reaching the semi finals: "I am very proud of all the boys and I thank them for their hard work. It was a hard game, USA were playing well, they are coming up. Now we go back and prepare for the semi-final, we want to be here, we play for our heart in Fiji."

Ben Ryan, England coach: "A little bit (baffled). We are really tired after last weekend, but both finalists from last weekend are in the Bowl, along with 50 per cent of the quarter finalists. We tried to get back to where we were, but it was a tough weekend."

Pablo Feijoo, Spain captain, after beating Portugal in Bowl quarters: "We feel a little better. We were very disappointed after losing to the USA to get to the Cup. Now we knew it would be hard, but 12-0 is a great score."

Carlin Isles, USA, on reaching Cup quarters: "It feels good, I want to thank god for giving us the strength. It was very nice, a lot of people support more and I just want to show them how much I appreciate them by scoring tries. Very nice, I am very happy, and I am very grateful."

Stephen Gemmell, Scotland coach, on beating England to reach Cup quarters: "I am immensely proud of the boys. We were disappointed not to finish it off against Fiji, but the boys deserve all the credit today. It was all about winning, it was a unique situation with all 16 teams still able to qualify, but we knew we could. It was nice to do it against England, but it would have been the same against anybody."

Paul Treu, SA Sevens coach, on 100 per cent record in pool: "This is like a day one, you have played all your pool games, but it means nothing if you don't progress through the Cup stages. We would like to get to another semi final at the end of today, so we will do everything in our power to get there."





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