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Rodney Duthie In Wellington
Saturday, February 08, 2014

NATIONAL coach Ben Ryan was all smiles yesterday after his warriors zoomed into the Cup quarter-finals of the Wellington 7s and face Argentina today.

Fiji finished on top of Pool B after defeating host New Zealand 12-7, France 26-5 and Spain 45-14 to book a 2.39pm (Fiji time) date with Argentina.

Defending champions England will take on Samoa in the opening Cup quarters at 1.33pm followed by the New Zealand versus Canada quarter-final at 1.55pm.

HSBC Sevens World Series leaders South Africa will face Australia in the third quarter-final at 2.17pm.

"Argentina is a tough side and I have had some very good contests against them in the past," Ryan said of the Pool C runners-up.

"I'm not for one moment underestimating them because they are very hard to play against.

"If we're not at our very best we'll get beaten."

Ryan said he was pleased with the day one outing of his team which put up a much improved performance from the Vegas leg.

"We've had good three games and we've kept our intensity for the large part of today.

"There are things I want to work on but it's good to come through on the first day."

Ryan was also pleased that his fringe players put their hands up when needed.

"I made a host of changes and it's the strength of a team that wins tournaments and not individuals.

"It was good to see those boys get some game time and put pressure on the starters."








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