May 24, 2022
Fiji 7s Head Coach Ben Gollings is impressed with the side's performance after their Golden win at the Toulouse 7s in France over the weekend.
Gollings said Fiji's 29-17 victory against Ireland in the final was not easy but the side came from behind to grab the win.
He said although Fiji ended up playing their pool matches last, the players remained determined and content with their performance.
"It's been a fantastic week and it was great. We targeted coming here to win and we met our target with a fantastic win last night."
"And I think putting it in perspective; it's been a big week. We're one of the teams that travel one of the furthest to get into Europe. So we've dealt really well in terms of travel and jet lag. And then moving into the tournament, it's been an incredibly long tournament."
"We actually ended up playing the last game every night. So on the first night, we didn't finish playing until nearly 11 o'clock. So it's been a tough schedule as well. So it's been asked a lot by the team and they've responded fantastically."
"They showed that against the US in what was the US played extremely well. But we came back and got a brilliant win which just shows the kind of character that the boys have and the strength of this team."
"And then on finals day, they really kicked on. It was a fantastic result against Samoa in the semi-final who have been playing some really good rugby and are a tough side and then Ireland."
"Obviously we lost. We lost to Ireland in our first game in Singapore so we know that they're a very capable side and can put teams under a lot of pressure but we came up with a game plan then the players really focused themselves and we're hungry for that win."
"And I'm happy to say that they performed brilliantly in the final," he added.
At the London 7s, Fiji is in Pool A with the USA, Spain and Wales.
By Romeka Romena