Fijians create chaos
3 March, 2019, 6:30 am
THEY created some chaos for their opponents but coach Gareth Baber said his 12 players needed to improve on a few things in their next matches.
“We certainly created chaos when we had the ball,” Baber said after his side defeated Wales 33-14 at the HSBC Las Vegas 7s.
He picked a try by Vilimoni Botitu in that game where a Welsh player had run into Botitu, who in the tackle grabbed the ball and scored the try.
“There were elements of it, was a bit untidy at times… I thought we gave the opposition probably too much space at times.
“We have got to pick up some especially against a side like Australia.
“At the end of it all we scored some 70 odd points today, if we are going on that form and improve the pressure that we create when we don’t have the ball, I think it will put us in a place where we need to be.”
Fiji plays Australia this morning and it will be the decider of Pool D winner.
The winner of Pool D will meet the runner up of Pool A which comprises of Samoa, New Zealand, Canada and Japan.
There were a few upsets yesterday with hosts and series leader USA losing to Argentina 24-26.
The invitational team at the tournament, Chile kept the South Africans locked at 5 all in their pool match.
Fiji plays Australia at 7.52am and the cup quarterfinals will be held at 2/46pm Fiji time.
The semi-final and final will be held tomorrow.