Fiji Time: 9:15 PM on Saturday 6 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Ryan still not happy

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE Fiji 7s side is disappointed with its performance in the Las Vegas 7s tournament and hopes to turn tables in the Wellington 7s next weekend.

The Ben Ryan-coached side bombed out of the cup competition following its third place finish in the pool play but managed to win the bowl title after thrashing Kenya 35-0 in the final yesterday.

"This doesn't make up for the tournament as we planned to win this weekend," skipper Osea Kolinisau said after the bowl win.

"We are playing for our places for Wellington and I am glad the coach (Ben Ryan) said what he did as it made the boys work harder."

During the bowl quarters against Uruguay, coach Ryan told players to lift their performance or lose their place in the team for Wellington 7s.

The team arrives home today and will depart for Wellington on Thursday.

"I'm still angry about what happened in the game against New Zealand," Ryan told IRB.

"Kenya is an excellent side and physically they give you such a challenge and for us to keep them zero and blank them, that was an outstanding defence

"They (Fiji players) are a great bunch and we have a couple of injury concern we probably have to look at but I think they payed well today (yesterday)."

Fiji will face New Zealand again in the pool play in the Wellington 7s which will start next week Friday.

France and Spain are the other teams in Fiji's pool.

Meanwhile South Africa, which won the Las Vegas 7s title, leads the IRB 7s series with 78 points followed by New Zealand on 77 and Fiji on third with 56 points.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tuwai in run-on side
  2. No restrictions
  3. Diplomat wanted
  4. Times better
  5. Sydney 7s: Fiji makes a good start
  6. Restore supply, says PM
  7. We lead the way
  8. Lease problems
  9. Goodwill pay dilemma
  10. Plea for tip-off

Top Stories this Week

  1. Blitzed out Monday (01 Feb)
  2. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  3. Dad will not see son in school uniform Sunday (31 Jan)
  4. Ryan admits he understand the losing feeling Monday (01 Feb)
  5. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  6. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. 7s release Monday (01 Feb)
  8. Joy ride ends in the hospital Monday (01 Feb)
  9. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  10. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)