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The Samoa national rugby union team represent Samoamarker in rugby sevens. The team competes in the IRB Sevens World Series. Samoa Sevens, while long a solidly competitive side, emerged as true world contenders in the 2006-07 series, finishing third overall while winning two events.

Samoa Sevens team only won back in Hong Kong 1993. However, 2007 has finally changed their status. The Samoa Sevens managed to win the Wellington Sevens and the Hong Kong Sevens. This newly Samoa Sevens team has reached the final four times in a row. They always played against the mighty king of sevens, Fiji.

There were other Samoan heroes who have guided Samoa's sevens team to where it is now. The great Lilomaiava Taufusi Salesa coach the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens winning team

The Samoan team is coached by one of Samoa's famous sports personalities in Galumalemana Rudolph Moors, with the assistant of Titimaea Dicky Tafua. Since the arrival of the pair, the Samoa team has been on it way to a successful pathway. In the 2005 - 2006 IRB Sevens Circuit they managed to qualify to two finals (London and Paris) but failed to win any. The Samoa Sevens lost to South Africa in London and island rivals Fiji at Paris.

Current Squad

A 12-man squad for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens:

1. Ofisa Treviranus (Captain)

2. Simaika Mikaele

3. Apelu Fa'aiuga

4. Alafoti Faosiliva

5. Afa Aiono

6. Uale Mai

7. Lolo Lui

8. Jerry Meafou

9. Rupena Levasa

10. Etuale Pitone

11. Alatasi Tupou

12. Morgan Salesa

Former famous players



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