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  1. Three-try Pesamino toast of Samoa

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Battle of the Pacific islanders a classic story of a game of two halves, with Fiji losing out The bright city lights did not startle Samoa's village-grown heroes as they beat much-fancied Fiji in one of the strangest Cup finals ever played in the history of the Sevens. Samoa scored five first-half tries, three by Hong Kong debutant Mikaele Pesamino, ...

  2. Today's questions

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiji and New Zealand won nine Cup titles in the 90's. Who broke that stranglehold? A)Australia B)Samoa C)South Africa When did Jonah Lomu first play at the Hong Kong Sevens? A)1994 B)1995 C)1996. ...

  3. Four out of four- New Zealand's perfect path to Hong Kong Stadium

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dubai December 1- beat Fiji But what a scare- having led 26-0 31-21 George December 8- beat Fiji Easier- but Fiji have two sin-binned 34-7 Wellington February 2- beat Samoa Victor Vito's try makes the difference 22-17 San Diego February 10- beat South Africa Thrash Fiji and Kenya on the way 27-12 ...

  4. Samoans soak up soggy conditions

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in wet conditions- the team with the best ball skills will win. But we've had some rain in Samoa and the guys will be used to it. Whatever the conditions, we'll be looking to keep ... in Hong Kong so I'd say they are favourites.' Two years ago Samoa beat old rivals Fiji 27-22 in the final, while last year they were beaten 12-10 by South Africa in the semis. ...

  5. 30 not out

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tomorrow we reveal the identities of two personalities who will be celebrating their 30th Sevens in Hong Kong. We would like to know if there are any others who have not missed a Sevens. Contact us at sports.desk@scmp.com. ...

  6. Fiji gain revenge as HK fail to fire

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay One week after losing the Hong Kong Sevens, Fiji turned the tables on Samoa, scraping home to a 21-7 victory in the Cup final at the Adelaide Sevens yesterday. It was the fourth time they have met in a final at the IRB Sevens this season with the score standing at 2-2. Fiji, who lost 27-22 to Samoa in Hong Kong, avenged that loss and nailed their opponents ...

  7. Fighting talk from HK after landing in 'group of death'

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Series. In the last competition before Hong Kong last Sunday in San Diego, Fiji defeated Samoa to avenge the defeat by their fellow islanders in the New Zealand Sevens the previous week ... and Samoa as Cup winners. Currently, Fiji and New Zealand head the table on 60 points, followed by South Africa (56), Samoa (48), and England (36). A young, inexperienced English squad have ...

  8. England turn on the style

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dressed to dazzle, England took the first step towards fulfilling skipper Ben Gollings' wish when they defeated Samoa 29-21 to win the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens. Having discarded ... a lot of games are being decided on the last throw of the dice.' The other semi-final also went down to the wire with a try by Fautua Otto giving Samoa a last-gasp 24-21 win over Fiji. ...

  9. High stakes for England

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to step up to the plate in wingers David Strettle and Varndell. While the 20-year-old Varndell has already made his XVs debut, against Samoa last November, Strettle has still to catch the eye ... meet Samoa in the quarter-finals, will be hard to stop. But it is not all about the pace and vision of their wingers. Game-breaking centre Mathew Tait will hold the key to victory while ...

  10. Zhang steps aside to give Xu his chance

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... China are pooled with Samoa, Canada and Japan in the preliminary round. ...




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