Samoa win their first Cup of the series after thrilling comeback in Paris

By World Rugby, 16 May 2016

Samoa come back from 26-7 down against Fiji to win an incredible Cup final at the HSBC Paris Sevens 

Samoa beat Fiji 29-26 to win their first Cup of the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens with a stunning second-half comeback in Paris.

Fiji dominated the opening 10 minutes at a jam-packed Stade Jean Bouin, with tries from Isake Katonibau, Leone Nakarawa and from Jerry Tuwai putting Ben Ryan's side 21-0 up with half-time looming close.


Belgium Tuatagaloa clawed one back for Samoa, before Tuwai added another, making it 26-7 at half time. 

However after a rousing team talk from head coach Damian McGrath, Samoa began to fight back in the second half, with two tries from Mealoi closing the gap to 26-17 with just over four minutes remaining.

Siaosi Asofolau kept the momentum going for Samoa and in the dying seconds captain Faalemiga Selesele finished off the match to give Samoa a historic win. 

By World Rugby, 16 May 2016

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