Manu Samoa to face Fiji in rugby 7s final
The Manu Samoa 7s team will face Fiji in the finals of the Pacific Games rugby 7s competition after thrashing Tuvalu 83-0 at the Marist Lotopa ground this morning.
Manu Samoa left no room for Tuvalu to score a try at full time whistle. The Sir Gordon Tietjens coached side led 41-0 at half time and added an extra 42 points at the second half to close the game at 83-0.
Manusina also thumped Nauru 41-5 to book their spot in the medal semifinals 1 against Australia this afternoon.
Head Coach for Manusina, Lauli Rudy Leavasa, said the team is ready to take on the Fijian in the semifinals.
“As you can see the performance of our girls in the game against Nauru, we are ready; we will just work on our defense and attack,” Lauli said.
The Manusina 7s side improved from their game yesterday scoring four tries with two successfully converted before the half time hooter.
First converted try was scored by Apaau Mailau 3 minutes into the first half, with Soteri Pulumu breaking a powerful Nauru defense line, to take the score up to 12-0 following a successful a conversion.
A converted corner try by Easter Savelio increased the Manusina lead by 7 points and a converted try by Tausiva Lauina sealed the points at 26-0. Nauru bounced back and added 5 points on their scoreboard closing the points at 26-5 at half time.
Alafaou Fatu scored a corner try minutes into the second half stretching the lead for the Manusina 31-5. Falua added another 5 points and Sui Paresa to close the third quarter final match with 41-5.
In the Women’s division, Australia will take on Papua New Guinea in the first medal semifinal match, and the Manusina side will face the Fijiana in the second semifinals this afternoon.