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Ryan plans for NZ match

Rodney Duthie In Wellington, Nz
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

NATIONAL coach Ben Ryan will twitch into the minds of his players with one-on-one sessions ahead of Fiji's big game against New Zealand at the Wellington 7s.

The team has been concentrating on lifting its defensive play over the past few days and Ryan said he hoped to tune his players for the big clash two days before the tournament kicks off on Friday.

"It's (one-on-one session) a different scene and it straightens up the mind knowing that you play New Zealand first up in New Zealand," Ryan said.

"I'm really satisfied, we're doing a lot of basics at the moment. The boys are in good spirits and we're looking forward to the weekend.

"The boys have applied themselves very well at training and they are a very close unit."

He added the match against the hosts will not be short of a final and expects everything to be thrown at his players.

"In Vegas (versus New Zealand) our match had the same intensity and quality about it (a final). You see the hits and tempo from the sidelines.

"We're just concentrating on that first game and we want a good performance."

Ryan said the players were improving at training and picked themselves up from the poor performance in Las Vegas.

"Yeah, particularly the defensive stuff. We need to be aware of things around us and make clever decisions at the breakdowns.

"I've given them that opportunity at training to practise, practise, practise.

"Tomorrow's (today) a long day, we have gym in the morning.

"Then we've got a session against Wales and training before and after that."








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