By JOSEPHINE NAVULA
After the upset in Wellington 7s last weekend, New Zealand is planning to do whatever it takes maintain their lead in the IRB worlds sevens series.
New Zealand lost to Kenya in the Plate Semifinal, 19-14.
Speaking to the Jet Newspaper yesterday, NZ’s play maker Tomasi Cama said their motive is to get back up and improve from their last performance.
“We were very disappointed with our performance here in Wellington, the motive for us is to get back on the horse as soon as possible.”
“We have to learn from this experience, mostly for the new boys,” he said.
As the son of a Fijian rugby international Cama mentioned the next leg will be challenge for the team and they will want to prove themselves out there.
“We expect the other teams to keep ticking away with their points on the series and all want to improve and do better in Vegas, so it’s going to be another challenge for us but we are looking forward to it,” he said.
Also looking forward to the Las Vegas 7s, 23 year old Rocky Khan said he is overwhelmed to be representing NZ in rugby.
“Playing for NZ is something special, it’s something I’ll never forget, putting on the jersey for the first time, with your name on it and running out on home soil,” he said.
After scoring his first ever try in wellington 7s, he plans to continue playing well for the team.
“I just try to do what is best for the team and I don’t really know what to expect for the Las Vegas sevens. I just know that every game will be a tough game,” Khan said.
He also said the support from his family has been really great throughout his rugby carrier.
“The support has been overwhelming, everyone is so happy and proud of me at the moment which is good but I try to keep my feet on the ground. I’ve only played a few games so far so can’t get too carry away, “he said.
New Zealand is pooled with Argentina, France and Wales in Pool C of the Las Vegas sevens that kick starts this week.