|The Fijiana team prior to their first game in the IRB Oceania World Cup 7s Qualifiers at Apia Park in Samoa. |
Samoa turned on a picture-perfect day for the opening day of the 2008 Oceania Sevens, but all attention now turns to the finals on Day 2 as the region's top teams prepare to fight it our for a shot at the World Cup Sevens in Dubai in March 2009.
In the Women's competition, Australia will take on Samoa in the first semi final with New Zealand to face Fiji in the second Semi Final.
In the Men's competition, Samoa will take on Cook Islands in the first Cup Semi Final. Tonga will take on Niue in the second Semi Final.
The minor placings will be battled out by Papua New Guinea and Tahiti in the first Plate Semi Final. Solomon Islands will take on Vanuatu in the second Plate semi Final. Day 1 – Saturday 26 July 2008
Samoa Women 0 New Zealand Women 29, Fiji Women 55 Niue Islands Women 0, Samoa 47 Niue Islands 5, Tonga 39 Vanuatu 0, Papua New Guinea 31 Solomon Islands 7, Cook Islands 43 Tahiti 0, Australia Womens 21 Fiji Women 7, Samoa Women 48 Niue Islands Women 0, Samoa 67 Solomon Islands 0, Tonga 26 Tahiti 7, Niue Islands Women 0 New Zealand Women 59, Samoa Women 0 Australia Women 46, Papua New Guinea 12 Niue Islands 17, Cook Islands 33 Vanuatu 12, Fiji Women 10 New Zealand 31, Australia Women 59 Niue Islands Women 0, Solomon Islands 10 Niue Island 19, Tahiti 12 Vanuatu 20, Tonga 22 Cook Islands 5, Australia Women 15 New Zealand Women 5, Samoa Women 12 Fiji Women 17, Samoa 38 Papua New Guinea 7 Day 2 – Sunday 27 July 2008
(Fj time)11:00am Papua New Guinea vTahiti , 11:22am Solomon Islands v Vanuatu , 11:44am Australia Women v Samoa Women , 12:06pm New Zealand Women v Fiji Women ,12:28pm Samoa v Cook Islands , 12:50pm Tonga v Niue Islands Source: OCEANIARUGBY.COM