Samoa winless in Paris

Samoa has gone from winning the Paris Sevens a couple of years ago to being winless on Day 1 of the tournament.

It is the last leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series where everyone had been hoping for a miracle finish from the boys in blue.

Samoa started well against Fiji, managing to stay competitive with their more fancied opponents in the first spell where they trailed, 12-14 at the break.

But that was as close as they got.

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In the second half, Fiji brought out their champagne rugby and blew Samoa off the park with the final score of 12-35.

It was always going to be a tough pool for Samoa.

And it proved just that against New Zealand.

Samoa tried valiantly but New Zealand hung on for a 22-17 win.

Against Kenya, Samoa lost 24-10.

They are now poised to play France in the Challenge Trophy when the tournament resumes.

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