November 30, 2013
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It will be a titanic clash, says Ryan

Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is eager to play current leaders and defending world sevens series champion New Zealand in the semifinal of Dubai 7s.

After beating Scotland 26-14 in the Cup quarterfinal, the Englishman told IRB television coverage crew  that Fiji will be playing New Zealand for the first time under his guidance and he is really looking forward to the big clash.

"I am really looking forward to that match as it will be my first as coach of Fiji 7s and definitely it will be a titanic clash as two of the best teams of the tournament will face off against each other," he said.

"We will try to keep it simple against New Zealand and will try to keep more ball possession. Possession will be the key and we will try our best to put up a good show."

"New Zealand like always will be very tough and they have a couple of new players who have been very consistent in this tournament so surely this match will offer a lot to the spectators."

"We will take a little rest and then address our weaknesses before coming back on the field and playing New Zealand," he added.

Fiji plays New Zealand at 2.30am (Fiji Time) while England will take on South Africa in the second semifinal at 2.52am.

By Reginald Chandar

 

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