23 May 2008

Samoan rugby union sevens side looking to improve on IRB ladder

10:50 am on 23 May 2008

The Samoan sevens rugby union side will be hoping to improve their standings on the IRB world series ladder as they head into the penultimate round at Twickenham in England starting on Saturday night.

Samoa is currently in fourth place behind New Zealand, South Africa and Fiji with a leg to go in Scotland.

But coach Rudi Moors says while they would like to finish at the top of the table it will be hard with New Zealand dominating, and he says whatever happens this weekend they want to do well for Samoa.

"We try out best to give something back to our country but know it's really hard to get to the top because New Zealand's the top but I told the boys to lift our performance to put Samoa second or third place"

Samoa has drawn Kenya, Russia and Scotland in Pool D. Fiji will play Australia, Canada and Portugal in pool C.