9 Apr 2011

Samoa sevens coach considering changes

5:18 am on 9 April 2011

The Samoa rugby sevens coach, Stephen Betham, says he's seriously considering changes for his team for the last legs of the IRB sevens tournament.

Betham says he does take constructive suggestions and opinions for the old players to be replaced but says if Samoa drops out of the top eight teams the financial backing from the IRB to fund the their participation in the series will be dropped.

He says New Zealand, Australia, and England can still afford to fund their participation if they drop out of the top eight but Samoa is a different story.

New Zealand is now ranked 1st with 134 points, England 121, Samoa on third with 100 points, South Africa 92 and Fiji 90. Ends