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We need to maintain winning combination says Eden

December 9, 2012 11:56 pm

The failure to maintain the winning combination was the downfall for the Digicel Fiji side at the South Africa 7s says FBC commentator Graham Eden.

Fiji, which beat England and eventual champions New Zealand in pool play, was bundled out of the cup quarter-finals after losing 15-12 to Argentina.

Eden says the results means Fiji sevens is on a decline.

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“I’d have to say there has absolutely no consistency in the performance of our players. We played marvelously against New Zealand in pool play and I thought we were starting to get back on track. But when I saw the team that was to play the quarter-final against Argentina I just despaired at the fact that all those who hadn’t played yesterday were given a game in that particular match. And that spelled doom from the very beginning.”

Fiji lost 26-14 to Wales in the plate final and now is third on the IRB Series points table behind New Zealand and France.

“We started with the first tournament being first, after the second tournament we went down to second and after the third tournament we are now third … I just wonder how far down will we go and while we put up with the nonsense of giving everybody a game regardless of who we play against.”

The team returns home on Wednesday morning.

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