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We didn’t control the game’ Gollings

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Fiji Airways Men's 7s head coach Ben GollingsFiji Airways Men's 7s head coach Ben GollingsFIJI Airways Men’s 7s coach Ben Gollings admitted shame of not controlling the final game against Argentina in the Vancouver 7s.

Gollings said despite being faultless leading up to the final, the team lost the game 29-10.

“It’s a shame that we kind of didn’t control the game as we could’ve done,” he told Radio Fiji Mirchi, during the team's farewell function at the Sheraton Wall in Vancouver.

“There were few opportunities that we missed that we could’ve used and that would’ve been the difference in the end.”

The former England 7s star was impressed with the overall performance of the team in the last two tournaments, Singapore, and Vancouver 7s.

“It’s been a fantastic two weeks overall as a team and we couldn’t have asked for more from the players.”

“The players we have in the team are fantastic, start with the senior players, Jerry Tuwai, Josua Josua Vakurunabili and Waisea Nacuqu and all three of them have stood up and have been leaders on and off the field and really helps develop the players that are coming through, and you have the captain Tevita Daugunu has been fantastic for two weeks.

“And the new players Vuiviawa Naduvalo who never played major tournament before he nearly scored 20 tries, so overall players have been absolutely fantastic, they raised the occasion brilliantly.”

Gollings praised the Fijian fans world over for being behind the team, admitting they fell short of their expectations.

“The passion and support for Fiji around the world is brilliant and there is expectation is nothing than the win but at the same time it’s about that keeps us on our toes and we want to live up to that expectation and that’s a challenge to us and so it’s not an unrealistic expectation without winning a tournament we have proved that,”  said Gollings.

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