Singapore 7s

Samoa thrashes Spain to win first pool game

The Gordon Tietjens coached side also led at halftime 21-7.

Samoa’s tries were scored by Melani Matavao, Alamanda Motuga , Tomasi Alosio, David Afamasaga, John Vaili.

Manuel Sainz-Trapaga and Jordi Jorba scored tries for Spain.

Samoa will meet Japan in their next pool game.


Samoa has potential to win Singapore 7s

The team missed out on its chance of featuring in the main final after losing to France 19-12.

The Gordon Tietjens coached side won two of its pool games and lost to South Africa 21-7 in its final pool game.

After the semifinal loss, the team then went on to settle in fourth place in the tournament after losing to USA 22-10.

After the competition in So Kon Po, Samoa’s Alamanda Motuga is ranked second in the DHL’s performance tracker with 231 points.

Samoa will take on Spain in their first match of the Singapore 7s before taking on Japan on Saturday.

Samoa names team to HK, Singapore 7s

Samoa is in a tough Pool A with England, Australia and South Africa for the Hong Kong tournament which will be held from 7-9 April.

The Singapore 7s will be held a week later on 15-16 April.

The Samoa team is as follows:

1. Alamanda Motuga
2. Alatasi Tupou
3. Alex Samoa
4. Daniel Kayes
5. Faalemiga Selesele 
6. Gordon Langkilde
7. Joe Perez
8. Lafaele Vaa
9. Mathew Tuātagaloa (debutant)
10. Samoa Toloa 
11. Savelio Ropati
12. Siaosi Asofolau
13. Tila Mealoi
14. Tomasi Alosio