"We were prepared and confident, but we will go back and get things sorted out for a particular victory next week." Clyton McMillan, Maori All Black's Trainer
Flying Fijian's halfback Henry Seniloli avoids Maori All Black's flanks Mitch Karpik's hunt during test match at ANZ Stadium on July 13, 2019. Photography: Ronald Kumar.
Maori All Blacks aim to avenge their losses against the Fiji Airways Flying Fijian team at Rotorua in New Zealand this Saturday.
Head coach Clayton McMillan was disappointed as they went down 10-27 in the first of the two matches Pacific Test Series at ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.
"It was definitely a very disappointing result for us, but we would like to acknowledge the Flying Fijians to give us a very tough competition," McMillan said.
"We gave away many opportunities during the game.
"And our plan next week is to improve these areas and get our games back on track.
"We were prepared and confident, but we will go back and get things sorted out for a particular victory next week.
"I feel our scrum was very good throughout the game and individual bets aren't good enough to beat a Fijian side. Of course, we will look at making some changes appropriately."
Maori Captain Ash Dixon said: "I think the boys were under pressure and we lack possession. I am looking forward to the return battle at home and am excited to play outside our own people.
"But I feel that if we had the ball a little longer, we would have made a difference and got the result we wanted."