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A Gritty Start: Samoa's Narrow Battles in the 2024 HSBC Sevens Campaign

Perth, Australia - Manu Samoa 7s marked their 7s in Perth with narrow margins and heart-stopping moments. Each of their pool matches was decided by just a one-score difference, underscoring the intense competition and Samoa's fighting spirit.

Against Fiji, Samoa showcased their trademark tenacity. Despite Fiji's early lead, Samoa responded equally enthusiastically, only to narrowly lose 14-7. The match against New Zealand was a thriller, pushing into extra time with Samoa making a commendable comeback from a 12-0 deficit, only to be edged out 17-12. In their final pool game against France, Samoa demonstrated their grit again, engaging in a tight contest but ultimately falling short with a 19-14 loss.

The pool matches for Samoa were marked by the slimmest of differences. Their narrow losses were a testament to this reality: that rugby is a game of inches.

Day 3 awaits with anticipation for our boys in blue. It's just the beginning, and there's time to shake off the rust as they gear up for the next leg of the tournament.



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