Manu 7s hammers Spain 40-14 to win first game
The Manu 7s team hammered Spain 40-14 to win their opening match at the Singapore 7s today.
An attack by the Manu from their 22-meter line, and great support play landed the opening try of the match by Melani Matavao. A two points conversion extended their lead just 2 minutes into the first half.
But Spain striked back with a converted try by Manuel Sainz-Trapaga 2 minutes before the half time hooter.
A turnover at the breakdown, gave Alamanda Lotuga the opportunity to extend the lead for the Manu with an extra five points and a successful conversion added another two.
Into referees time of the first half, Melani Matavao got a second try for him, increasing the Manu's points on the scoreboard to 21-7 after a successful conversion.
A short restart as the second half whistle sounded, gave Tomasi Alosio the chance to score first for the Manus just two minutes into the half.
Captain David Afamasaga showed why he was listed in the dream team in the Cape Town and Las Vegas Sevens Series with his great vision, evading his opponents to score another five pointer for the Manu, extending their lead 35-7.
However, a couple of missed tackles by the Manu gave the opportunity for Spain to add a five points to their score board with a successful conversion, increasing their points to 14.
Final play of the match saw John Vaili, who displayed great skills at the recent Hong Kong 7s to earn him a spot on the dream team, scoring a try at the corner sealing their lead 40-14.
The Singapore 7s is the third last leg of the HSBC Sevens Series Rounds. Samoa is ranked 6th on the HSBC Sevens series with an overall score of 74 points, 4 points clear of Australia on seventh.