Manu Samoa 7s Conquer the Pool of Death in Hong Kong


Your Manu Samoa 7’s have conquered the pool of death winning 3 matches from 3 defeating Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

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The host nation gave Samoa a run for their money pushing the men in blue for the full 14 minutes.

Hong Kong scored first to the roars of the home crowd, and put Samoa on notice that they weren’t going to be an easy feat.

Conceding the first try made the Samoa side switch on.

Va’afauese Maliko notched himself an impressive first half double to give his side a 12-5 lead.

The home crowd were determined to do their part to help their side along, booing Samoa as they cross the tryline.

With the noise of their country behind them, Hong Kong, from a beautiful set piece move sliced through the Samoa defence to score a second try.

Whatever Muliagatele said to his players at half time looked to have inspired the Manu to take the match to another level.

Beautiful is Back!

Hong Kong stood no chance as Samoa reigned in 19 second-half points including two more tries to Maliko.

Paul Stanley of the Vaimoso rugby club and St Joseph’s College came off the bench in the second half to make his debut in Hong Kong.

Stanley made a 60 meter line break which eventually lead to Maliko’s 4th try.

Samoa will now face off against Argentina in the Cup Quarterfinals tomorrow at 4:30pm Samoa time.

Argentina have unfinished business with Samoa as it was Samoa who eliminated Argentina from their hopes of winning the World Series title last season.

Australia have beaten New Zealand in their elimination before the elimination round, to advance as the second placed team of their pool.

Brian Telefoni