21 Mar 2015

Sport: Pressure continued to build on Samoa 7s team

11:57 am on 21 March 2015

The Samoa Rugby Union says the national sevens coaches still has its full support, but admits the team needs to start showing improvement.

The Manu Sevens has slipped to tenth in the World Series standings, after missing out on the Cup quarter finals in the past four tournaments.

The interim CEO of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea'i, says the Union has been focusing heavily on the sevens team in the lead-up to next weekend's Hong Kong tournament.

"We've left no stone unturned to try and get our team as well prepared as we possibly can for these last four legs of the tournament. The management is also under a lot of pressure, in terms of coming up with the goods, because we're slipping further down the line and we might not even qualify for the Olympics so they're well aware of that."

Faleomavaega says the Manu sevens need to move up the rankings and the only way to do that is to be in the semis and finals of the Cup.