Samoa Rugby Union won the Gold medal at the weekends Rugby Sevens event at the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games tournament defeating Fiji 14-7 in the final.
Samoa lead 14-0 at half-time, but the one thing opponents know, is that Fiji is never to be underestimated and the second half was a physical and feisty affair.
When Fiji scored, seasoned pundits were nodding in expectation that the flood gates would now open, but to Samoa’s credit they have faced this foe before.
Samoa defended well and gave Fiji no space to do their trademark break and run and as the clock ran down it became more obvious that Samoa had what it was going to take to hold on to this Pacific Games title.
Having lost to Fiji in Port Moresby at the 2015 Pacific Games, Samoa was out for revenge and managed to repeat their Mini Games form from 2013 in Wallis and Futuna.
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Source: Van 2017 Media