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  1. One taste of Sevens and Desmond's hooked

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong as Samoa's top try scorer, crossing the line three times against Chinese Taipei, once against Namibia and, most memorably bamboozling the New Zealand defence with his agility ... home.' The folks back home are the reason that Fa'aiuaso found himself representing Samoa. 'We have a tournament in Samoa, the Marist Sevens, and I was asked to play for my village, ...

  2. Aussies show they mean business with Super team

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... beat Samoa 19-12 in their final pool game last night to earn the 'easier' quarter-final today- against South Africa, rather than New Zealand. 'We expected ... to losing. Hopefully, this tournament, we can turn this around.' Australia raced into a 19-0 lead, thanks to tries by Warwick, Tuqiri and Luke Inman and Samoa were always chasing the game. ...

  3. Lemi at 'em

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... Samoa place high expectations on a little livewire as the selectors chop and change, writes Paul Moon THOUGH HE IS AGED just 21 and extends the tape measure to a mere five foot six inches, Samoan fans are confident David Lemi will set the 2004 Sevens alight. Lemi certainly ignited Samoa's premier sevens event, the Marist International Tournament. His two breathtaking ...

  4. Hart drops HK reins citing work commitments

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... South Africa, Samoa, Tonga, Uruguay, the US and Hong Kong. ...

  5. Locals get chance to shine on world stage

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... So far, defending champions New Zealand, England, Australia, Fiji, Canada, Argentina, South Africa, Samoa, Tonga, Uruguay, the United States, Kenya and hosts Hong Kong have qualified ...

  6. Now for the sequel

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... quarter-finals, then held their nerve to defeat Samoa 17-12 in overtime in the semi-finals before stunning the Kiwis. 'They played very well, slowing the game down to their pace,' recalls Kiwi ... the sudden-death try in over-time against Samoa in LA. If they might lack a bit in speed, Argentina make up for it with their ball-handling skills. Ask Fiji, who were mesmerised by the deft handling ...

  7. Improved England up for challenge

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... said Rush yesterday. 'Gone are the days when it was a New Zealand-versus-Fiji final. Now there are a number of teams that can beat you on the day.' The Kiwis come up against Samoa ...

  8. The lineup

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kenya, Cook Islands, Thailand Pool D: Fiji, Canada, Hong Kong, Portugal Pool E: Argentina, France, South Korea, Singapore Pool F: Samoa, Australia, Namibia, Taiwan ...

  9. We're marked men now, says defiant Lydon

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a cousin of Serevi, who has replaced the injured Isireli Naqelevuki as captain. Samoa lost to Argentina in sudden death extra time in Los Angeles in the semi-finals and have always posed problems ...

  10. Argentina out to prove Los Angeles was no fluke

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland When it comes to the ultimate success in sevens rugby Argentina are very much the new kids on the block, when compared to the storied histories of previous Hong Kong Sevens champions like New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, England and Australia. Last month's triumph in the Los Angeles leg of the IRB Sevens series has propelled the South Americans into the sevens elite, ...




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