24 May 2007

Samoa sevens coach backs home grown talent

10:29 am on 24 May 2007

On the eve of the penultimate leg of the IRB Sevens World series Samoa coach coach Dicky Tafua has told Total Rugby this year's success is based on faith in home based talent.

With two leg wins behind them, in Wellington and Hong Kong, Samoa head into the London event ten points back on series leader Fiji.

Tafua says at the start of his sevens career in Sevens he chose only local boys based in Samoa and almost got sacked after the first two legs.

He says a lot of good players decide to go to New Zealand for their future but there is still a lot of good players playing in Samoa.