November 20, 2012
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Manu not shifting blame ahead of Georgia game

Flying Fijians Northern Hemipshere tour captain Deacon Manu refused to shift blame for the defeat to the Ireland XVs on anyone, describing it as one of his disappointing days.

A 53-0 hiding to a second string Irish side wasnít what he anticipated.

"Yeah, sad day, frustrating," he said. "It was really disappointing not to even get one score. We competed, I figure, relatively well at set-piece,Ē he told the Irish Examiner.

"We gave enough ball to the backs but just the continuity and discipline really let us down. We can be our own worst enemies at times, it was hugely frustrating because we wanted to get some kind of a result looking further ahead.

"This was really a hard pill to swallow, we had our opportunities in the 22 but got nothing. You need to get rewards, a penalty or a try, yet we were 20 points behind before we knew what hit us and our guys tend to make mistakes when things arenít going right."

Moving on, Manu admits Fiji needs to win against Georgia this weekend to earn ranking points for next World Cup.

"We have to put in a lot of extra work and make sure that we go in positive fashion to Georgia because that is a ranking match for the World Cup. Thatís all that counts right now, we can look back but itís more positive to look forward."

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