All Blacks Seven exits tournament early
The All Black Sevens have made another early exit from a world sevens tournament.
NZ had the perfect start at the Canada event, breezing through pool play undefeated which included an impressive win against sevens powerhouse South Africa.
The All Blacks fell to the USA in the quarterfinals and then fell again to England.
They haven’t been to a final since the third competition of the year, back in December 2017.
Coach Clark Laidlaw says the team’s potential was seen on day one against South Africa and Russia but come day two, they didn't accomplish anything.
“We've got to look at how we prepare the team I suppose from the coaching point of view first. And down to the players how do we execute on day two a lot better than we did today?”
A month out from the Commonwealth Games, the quality of play needs to lift, or they will be left in the dust.