MORE PHOTOS — TOKYO SEVENS ROUND UP: A WEEKEND TO FORGET FOR THE MANU

For only the third time in Rugby World Series history, Samoa competed in a Shield match and this time it was for a loss to Argentina 26 to zip.  It was a weekend to forget at the Tokyo Sevens that took place at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Grounds this past Saturday and Sunday

 

Samoa has just a few days to regroup for the Hong Kong Sevens March 28-30 and Samoa News will be there bringing you all the action during American Samoa’s debut in international play. 

 

The Talavalu American Samoa squad qualified in Oct of last year for the Hong Kong Sevens and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after they edged past Papua New Guinea to claim the 5th place during the 2013 Oceania Sevens tournament hosted by Fiji.

 

This past weekend, the Hong Kong Sevens defending champions Fiji beat Tokyo Sevens defending champions South Africa 33-26 in a thrilling final in Tokyo on Sunday. Fiji secured their second title of the 2013/14 IRB Sevens World Series; they also won the Dubai leg after outscoring South Africa by five tries to four.

 

Earlier, South Africa beat England 17-0 for a fourth consecutive final while two DJ Forbes tries were not enough as New Zealand suffered a 17-12 defeat in the Cup semi-finals falling to Fiji.

 

The South Africa Springbok Sevens team ‘Blitzbokke’ had to work hard in their quarter-final, eventually beating the USA 17-12 after USA had a spectacular first day.

 

England finished the tournament in third place and collected 17 Series points after beating New Zealand 21-12 having lost their two previous third place play-offs this season.

 

Semi-finals:

 

South Africa 17-0 England

 

Fiji 17-12 New Zealand

 

Quarter-finals:

 

South Africa 17-12 USA

 

England 14-10 Canada

 

Fiji 43-19 Kenya

 

New Zealand 21-12 Australia

 

Plate Final:

 

Australia 17-12 USA

 

Plate semi-finals:

 

Australia 36-0 Kenya

 

USA 28-15 Canada

 

Bowl Final:

 

Wales 28-21 Scotland

 

Bowl semi-finals:

 

Wales 24-19 Japan

 

Scotland 21-12 France

 

Earlier, Japan recorded their best-ever performance against a core side, beating Samoa 42-12 in the Bowl semi final to the delight of the home crowd in what was also a first win against the Pacific islanders in their 16th encounter.

 

Shield Final:

 

Argentina 26-0 Samoa

 

Shield semi-finals:

 

Samoa 24-12 Spain

 

Argentina 24-21 Portugal 

 

 

 

DAY ONE RESULTS

 

Pool A: New Zealand, Canada, Wales, Portugal

 

Results: New Zealand 43-5 Wales, Canada 40-5 Portugal, New Zealand 40-7 Scotland, Canada 17-17, Wales 29-7 Portugal, New Zealand 22-17 Canada

 

Pool B: South Africa, Argentina, Kenya, Japan

 

Results: South Africa 26-12 Kenya, Argentina 14-14, Kenya 24-7 Argentina, South Africa 33-5 Japan, Kenya 12-7 Japan, South Africa 28-12 Argentina

 

Pool C: Fiji, Samoa, France, USA

 

Results: Fiji 22-19 France, USA 24-17 Samoa, Fiji 19-19 USA, Samoa 28-14 France, France 22-12 USA, Fiji 33-7 Samoa

 

Pool D: England, Australia, Scotland, Spain

 

Results: England 36-0 Scotland, Australia 28-7 Spain, England 29-0 Spain, Australia 26-19 Scotland, Scotland 24-5 Spain, England 24-21 Australia

 

SEE YOU IN HONG KONG!

 

 

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