3 Sep 2007

Tokelau continue to punch above its weight at the South Pacific Games

8:24 am on 3 September 2007

The Tokelau team continues to impress at the 13th South Pacific Games in Samoa.

After picking up its first ever gold medals, two at the Lawn bowls,Tokelau has won the plate section in its first appearance at the rugby sevens tournament.

Tokelau defeated the Cook Islands 19-5 to

The vice captain Petelo Tavita says they can't believe how well they've done considering the conditions they train under in Tokelau.

Tavita says they don't have any grass and train on sand or gravel surfaces.

He says they never dreamed of winning any trophy at the sevens