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Possession the key: McKee

July 11, 2015 7:54 pm

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach, John Mckee says the Maori All Blacks did extremely well to starve his side off possession in their 27-26 loss yesterday.

The home side were quick off the mark in the first half, racking up a 26-10 lead at halftime, but were held scoreless in the second half as the Kiwis piled on 17 unanswered points.

“A game like this is a game of inches and we turned over some critical ball. We could have held onto the ball on a number of occasions and built some momentum and put them under the same pressure that we did in the first half. In the second half, we just didn’t have enough possession to pressure the opposition.”

The Vodafone Flying Fijians will now prepare for the Pacific Nations Cup opening test against Tonga next weekend at the ANZ Stadium.