31 Mar 2015

Sport: Samoa handed favourable draw for Tokyo 7s

12:18 pm on 31 March 2015

Samoa have received a more favourable draw for this weekend's Tokyo Sevens, off the back of an improved effort in Hong Kong.

The Manu halted a run of four tournaments without advancing to the Cup quarter finals with a credible fourth-placed finish.

That lifted them to ninth in the overall standings, and means they avoid front-runners Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa in the group stage.

Samoa have been drawn alongside Argentina, France and host nation Japan in Pool D, while Hong Kong winners Fiji will take on England, Wales and Hong Kong.

Samoa and Fiji clash in pool play at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Samoa and Fiji clash in pool play at the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo: World Rugby / Martin Seras Lima