3 May 2013

Sport: Samoa target second place finish

10:23 am on 3 May 2013

Samoa are eying second-place on this year's World Sevens series as they look to finish the season strongly leading into the World Cup in Moscow.

The Pacific giants have failed to make a cup final appearance since winning in Dubai five months ago but welcome back the experienced heads of Mikaele Pesamino and Tom Iosefo for this weekend's tournament in Glasgow.

Captain Afa Aiono says since the end of the Japan leg five weeks ago, the team has been working hard to fix basic errors in training, which have proved costly in tournaments.

He says while the overall series title may be out of reach they're still a good shot at overhauling South Africa and Fiji into second place.

"We've got a very tough pool - South Africa we have to take them out on day one to have an easy path up to the quarter finals. If we can do well will make it to the final."

Also in Samoa's pool are Kenya and Canada, while Fiji are drawn alongside Australia, Argentina and Spain.