29 Mar 2010

Samoa wins Hong Kong sevens

6:13 am on 29 March 2010

Samoa have beaten New Zealand 24-21 in the Hong Kong final to take the lead in the IRB rugby sevens series.

It is Samoa's third straight tournament victory and they now have a 3 point lead over the New Zealanders with 2 tournaments remaining.

The New Zealand captain DJ Forbes feels they beat themselves in the final and a couple of calls didn't go their way which also would have helped.

He says they need to work on their defence in the remaining 2 events.

New Zealand beat Kenya 21-12 in the quarter-finals and Fiji 33-28 in the semi-finals

So in the standings Samoa have 124 points , New Zeraland 121 and Fiji 94 with the next event in England in May followed by Scotland.