COACH: Neil Powell

Coach Neil Powell’s charges, though, are still at the top of the World Series standings, with the tournament winners in second place.

And fielding a fairly young side, Powell is happy with the way his team fought.

He says: “We did very well, considering the inexperience we had in our squad and the fact that we were without a number of star players.

“We did well over the three days and managed to play five good games, but unfortunately we were just not good enough in the final. Well done to Fiji, who deserved the win.”

Player of the Tournament,Werner Kok, adds: “We did not play our best rugby in the final, unfortunately, but we can be pleased with our overall effort.

“There is definite room for improvement and we will travel with a lot of focus to Singapore, where we can work hard to fix those.”

The hard-working star is not focused on the series log just yet and says: “We still have a lot to do before we can think of winning the overall series.

“We get another chance next weekend to rectify our mistakes and we will be back at it, working hard at that first training session in Singapore.”