Sevens

Tietjens holds off on future talks

2016-08-24 12:32
Gordon Tietjens (Getty Images)

Cape Town - New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens will make a call on his future until after a review of their disappointing Olympics campaign has been completed.

Tietjens contract has expired but he first wants to work with New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Olympic Committee before he decides his future.

New Zealand under performed dramatically at the Rio Olympics by failing to win a medal after losing 12-7 to Fiji in the quarter-final.

They also suffered an shock defeat to Japan in the pool stage as well as going down to Great Britain, meaning they only won one of four games.

"I am certainly not going to be making any comment around that as we speak," Tietjens told stuff.co.nz in reference to his future with the team.

"But I have been involved in sevens rugby for 22 years. Like everyone else I am really disappointed in the result.

"My team gave it everything and so did the management team. When you reflect back, would you have done things differently? That will be tabled in the review and hopefully leads to a more successful campaign when it comes to the Olympics in 2020."

In addition to not having access to a number of high-profile All Blacks, who for varying reasons opted not to commit to the Olympics, Tietjens felt his team wasn't helped by NZ Rugby not committing to the centralised programmes that have proved successful for other countries.

Read more on:    sevens  |  gordon tietjens  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Who is your favourite South African rugby commentator - English or Afrikaans?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.