Even the laidback Samoans seem to be surprised with their consistency which has earned them back-to-back World Series victories and the prospect of an unprecedented hat-trick on Sunday. 'In the past we used to play well at one tournament before our form dipped at the next. Not so now,' says Samoan manager Faamaoni Lalomilo. Successive Cup victories in Las Vegas and Adelaide have presented the juicy prospect of a hat-trick which would give Samoa the upper hand as the IRB Sevens winds down with the last two legs in London and Scotland. 'If we win in Hong Kong, it will not only mean more points  and a cash bonus [US$100,000], but it will also give us the lead in the IRB Sevens for the first time since the series began 11 years ago. That would be superb,' says Lalomilo. Samoa have never reached such rarified heights, normally occupied by eight times champions New Zealand, Fiji (once) and South Africa, the defending champions. 'The reason why we are doing well is we have a team who have been together for a long time. They play from the heart and each player knows what the other can, and cannot do,' Lalomilo said. The return of inspirational Uale Mai has also made a huge difference. The experienced Mai missed the opening two legs in Dubai and George as he was on duty with the national 15s team on their UK tour. 'He is the leader on the field. His experience is invaluable,' says Lalomilo. 'He has been around for a long time and so have a few others, and this has led to consistency in our play which has in turn led to results.' Samoa are pooled with Argentina, Russia and Italy in pool A. They are the hottest team on the circuit. 'We have been performing at about 90 per cent of our capabilities. There is still room for improvement,' warns coach Steven Betham.