Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Magnificent Seven
What a fantastic performance by the Commonwealth Games sevens team; a fourth consecutive gold medal, and Gordon Tietjens has gone 24 matches at the games since 1998 without defeat.
The 24-17 victory over Australia in the final was sevens rugby at its absolute best. As usual, the New Zealand game was built around swarming defence, lethal attacking and supreme fitness; the hallmark of any team unfortunate enough to be coached by Gordon Tietjens!
We're not going to single out any of the players; this was a complete team performance. In just four outings, sevens rugby has become an essential part of the Commonwealth Games; now roll on the Olympics!