Manusina 7s

Samoa women focused on development at Oceania 7s

RNZ reports the Manusina 7s were runners-up at last year's tournament in Auckland, thrashed 55-0 by Fiji in the final.

That qualified them for the final Olympic repechage event in Dublin, where they finished in seventh place.

Team Manager Shalom Senara said since then the focus has been all about development.

"In the islands itself we're trying to develop the schools and the girls academy in Samoa, and also we've got the big base of New Zealand Samoan girls based in New Zealand and also in Australia," he said.