DIGICEL Fiji 7s head coach Ben Ryan says players need to take responsibility as the national side shift it's focus on the Gold Coast 7s tournament which will be held next weekend in Australia.
While Ryan was content with the performance of the national side in the Oceania 7s tournament, he said the onus was on the players to make the right decisions on the field.
Fiji went down to Samoa 17-31 in the Oceania 7s final at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.
The regional tournament was played concurrent with the FIJI Water Centennial International 7s which the Fiji Barbarians won beating Argentina 19-10.
Ryan said they let Samoa dominate possession in the showdown, an area which he wants to improve on in the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series.
"Boys are disappointed but they can also see that anything that didn't go to plan there, they can control it. It's up to them," he said.
"The coaches can only do so much. When they go on the field, it's up to the boys, they need to reduce the penalty count and we need to get the ball for larger amounts of time.
"I'm sure the boys will look at the tape and see where to improve on and if they come up against Samoa in Gold Coast, these lessons they have learnt here I'm sure will help them next weekend."
Ryan thanked his predecessor Alivereti Dere for guiding the team in the Oceania 7s which allowed him to gauge the performance of the national players for the Gold Coast 7s.
"The team has played admirably in the last two days. Alivereti Dere has put together a very good and well polished team.
"All the substitutions were spot on and they came onto the field full of energy and desire. They were a very committed team and playing with a good team spirit."
Fiji is grouped with Wales, Canada and Portugal in Pool C of the Gold Coast 7s which starts on Saturday.
The team is supposed to leave the country for Australia today.