Los Angeles 7s

Paul Scanlan shines for Manu Samoa in LA

The 27-year-old has been awarded DHL Impact Player in five out of the total of six games they played altogether.

Scanlan scored two tries and kicked a total of nine conversions in Los Angeles.

In this season of the World Sevens Series, he has played a total of 31 matches, scored a total of 16 tries, kicked 25 conversions and received one yellow card.


Manu Samoa finishes 5th at the Los Angeles 7s

The side won 24-19 in the 5th place play off against Great Britain.

Samoa got off to a strong start after scoring the first try of the game through Paul Eti Slater in the first minute before scoring the second try through Melani Matavao.

Great Britain fought back scoring a try through Freddie Roddick but that was not enough as Samoa bounced back with a try through Vaa Apelu Maliko to help them lead 19-7at halftime.

Great Britain displayed a great start in the second half scoring two consecutive tries before Samoa scored the final try of the match to seal the win.

Fiji fails to book finals spot at LA 7s

It is also the fifth tournament this season that Fiji has failed to reach the final.

Argentina had an explosive start winning the restart and they did what they have been doing all tournament, spreading the ball fast, running hard lines and changing direction.

Rodrigo Isgro than used his size to tower through, dragging three Fijian defenders over the try-line

Fiji struck back from the restart, they recycled quickly with Ponipate Loganimasi slicing through for their first try.

Manu Samoa too good for Chile at the LA 7s

The game got off to a tough start after both teams were locked with a try each at half time.

Samoa however converted their try from Tanu Levaea, which gave them a 7-5 lead at half time.

The try from Chile was scored by Ernesto Tchimino.

Samoa dominated the entire second half with a total of four tries from Tuna Tuitama, Paul Eti Slater, Owen Niue and Vaovasa Afa Sua.

Samoa will play New Zealand in their last pool game at 1:30pm (Samoa Time).


Samoa beats hosts in their LA 7s opener

The Brian Lima coached side score a try in the first three minutes after Paul Scanlan managed to break through the USA defence line with his brilliant footwork.

Scanlan continued to find his way again through the host’s defence line two minutes later to help Neueli Leitufia score another try for Samoa.

Samoa managed to cross the white line again for a third try before they led 21-7 at halftime.

USA’s lone try of the first half was scored by Malachi Esdale.

Samoa’s last try of the match was scored by Tuna Tuitama after two tries from USA in the second half.

Samoa in tough pool at the Los Angeles 7s

The Brian Lima-coached side will be going head to head with the current World Sevens Series leaders, New Zealand in their last pool game on Sunday.

Currently in third place, Samoa will face USA in their first pool game on Sunday, before they take on Chile in their second game on the same day.

The Los Angeles 7s will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

New Zealand is currently leading the series with 85 points, South Africa in second place with 76 points ahead of Samoa in third with 68 points.

France is in fourth place with 68 points.


Manu Samoa to prepare for LA 7s in Auckland

The upcoming legs are the Los Angeles and Vancouver 7s.

The Brian Lima coached side is currently ranked 3rd place after the five tournaments of the HSBC World Sevens series.

The travelling team has not yet been named but there are a few injuries after Hamilton and Sydney.

Manu Samoa confirmed speedster Steve Rimoni Onosai is still recovering from an ankle injury.


Manu Samoa’s Uaina Sione to miss out on Los Angeles 7s

 Sione sustained a season-ending knee injury in Sydney and is recovering from a reconstructive surgery in Auckland.

The 27-year-old is expected to return to the side next season.

The Island nation team is expected to feature Neueli Leitufia and Motu Opetai in the competition after they were both handed three match bans in Sydney.

The duo missed out on Samoa’s 5th place final in Sydney against Ireland and the last two weeks of club rugby in Samoa, making up the three weeks.

Samoa is pooled with Sydney 7s champions, New Zealand, USA and Chile at the LA 7s.

Manu Samoa names three debutants for Los Angeles 7s

Head Coach Brian Lima has selected Levi Milford from the Waverly College Club in Australia, Taunuu Niulevaea from Safotu club and Malo Luteru from Vaiala club.

Scrum half player Melani Matavao, Vaafauese Apelu Maliko and Vaovasa Afa Su’a have been selected for co-captain roles.

Samoa will face Kenya in their first pool game before they take on Scotland.

They will then face England in their last pool game.

The Los Angeles 7s will take place on Saturday and Sunday. 

The team:

Fiji sevens coach wants consistency in Los Angeles

The Fijians won their first tournament of the season in Sydney four weeks ago after a slow start to their title defence https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/408709/sport-fiji-find-... and have been drawn to play South Korea, France and Argentina.

Baber said it's all about progression.

"I never look too much in advance, I look at it in relation to what we've got to do to get better and how we progress from tournament to tournament," he said.