Gold after Manu Samoa Sevens overcomes Fiji in Vanuatu

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By Staff Writer, 10 December 2017

The Manu Samoa Sevens team in Vanuatu is celebrating sweet success.

It follows a remarkable 14-7 victory over Fiji in the Cup final at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. 

In achieving the feat, they have successfully defended the title at the Games.

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Samoa went into the game as second favourites. 

But Fiji’s poor handling and tackling opened the door to the men in blue who were a lot more clinical in their play.

It all went wrong for Fiji from the first minute after Leo Naikasau was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle.

Samoa capitalized scoring two tries which were both converted to lead 14-0 at halftime.

Fiji managed to score through team captain Alosio Naduva.

Samoa defended the title after beating Fiji 31-12 in the final of the 2013 Pacific Mini Games in Wallis & Futuna.

SW
By Staff Writer, 10 December 2017

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