26 May 2010

Three Samoan stars named on sevens shortlist

6:28 am on 26 May 2010

The International Rugby Board has named three Samoa players in it's shortlist of four nominees for the sevens player of the year award.

Alafoti Fa'osiliva, Lolo Lui and Mikaele Pesamino have all earned nominations following the country's dominance in this year's World Series, following wins in Las Vegas, Adelaide and Hong Kong.

The fourth nominee is England's Ben Gollings, who's been involved in every IRB Sevens World Series since 1999.

Samoa are currently sitting at the top of the sevens standings seven points ahead of second-placed New Zealand.

The award will be announced at Murrayfield Stadium at the conclusion of the Edinburgh Sevens this weekend.