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Tietjens happy with Samoa team

Sikeli Qounadovu In Dubai
Sunday, December 03, 2017

SAMOA coach Gordon Tietjens believes he has the best crop of players to deliver the needed results for the 2017-2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Speaking to this newspaper in Dubai, Sir Tietjens said it took him a while to know his players and prepare them for this series.

The last season was not the best for the 2009-2010 series winners as the former New Zealand sevens coach was into his first season with the Samoan sevens team.

"I got some positives out of this tournament," he said.

"We scored some awesome tries and the guys have been a lot better as compared with the past, we looking very good.

"It takes you quite a bit of time to know more about the players and how they can deliver. I am still looking for new players to come in the squad.

"I have a very good squad at the moment. I have 21 contracted players now. This is a positive for Samoa and these players are pushing each other."

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