Counting down to the annual Oceania Rugby 7s Championship at Brisbane’s Ballymore Stadium on 10 – 12 November.
The three-day tournament will feature 25 teams, 15 men’s and 10 women’s teams, from 14 countries in the region.
The top Pacific Island rugby 7s nations – Fiji and Samoa are buzzing for some game time after a long break from the HSBC SVNS Series and World Rugby Challenger Series.
Tonga in particular will try and seize the opportunity to create history and qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics for the first time.
Like Tonga, Samoa’s Men’s 7s Coach, Brian Lima says making it to Paris is at the top of the agenda for his men: “We have been preparing well since the end of the HSBC series, aware that the Oceania 7s is perhaps our best chance to qualify.”
Lima has done the smart thing, sending his squad to train at the Sigatoka sand dunes in Fiji this week to sharpen up their fitness.
Go Samoa Go!