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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

"We did struggle at times in the tournament and won some close games but in the final in the second half we decided we were going to play better than South Africa and we did," he said.

"The team's character, belief and their love of their country came through and we knew we had the ability to score from anywhere. We had to believe in that and we got momentum in the tackle and in the contact areas."

* Gareth Baber - Fiji coach

"We didn't get the result that we wanted last week so we've come in this week with a lot of details about what we wanted to achieve. It really showed in our first two games but Argentina really took it to the wire in that last game which really gave us a wake-up call for tomorrow."

* Vilimoni Koroi - NZ 7s paymaker

"It was a hell of a game and typical of New Zealand v Fiji. There were tight margins across the weekend and unfortunately we were on the wrong side in that last game," he said.

"But we have got stronger. It's our fourth tournament together with a new coaching group and we're playing against teams that have had coaches for three to five years.

'We're realistic around where we're at and we're developing, but just frustrated to lose."

* Clark Laidlaw - NZ coach

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