Playing direct, the Kiwis made easy metres before a penalty goal from Johnson levelled the scores at the 45 minute mark. Just when the Kiwis appeared to shift the momentum back their way, a Johnson kick was returned by Kevin Naiqama with gusto. Hayne put Williame through a gap with a short ball but the backrower was pinged for a double movement. With 20 minutes remaining, Tuivasa-Sheck coughed up a Raiwalui grubber 10 metres from his line with the intense kick-chase pressure from Naiqma proving too much to handle.
While the home side scrambled hard, a strip on Viliame Kikau gifted Taane Milne a penalty goal and Fiji reclaimed the lead That was until a Naiqama dropped ball on a kick return four minutes from fulltime gave the Kiwis possession 40 metres from the Fiji line. TEARS of joy and just two points in it. It was gritty, it was gutsy and it was special from the Bati.
Some of the letters alleged bullying and intimidation by Heraf who was also New Zealand Football's technical director. He said a review into New Zealand Football's "culture" and Heraf's actions as national coach would continue and Heraf had agreed to cooperate. Shaw said "part of the resignation is that Andreas has confirmed that he will fully participate in the review and we will look to the findings of the review to determine the outcomes around this matter.
Heraf's resignation follows that of NZF chief executive Andy Martin who quit the organization earlier this month. Martin resigned citing family reasons but was under pressure to explain when he first knew of concerns about Heraf's coaching style. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies?
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