8 Feb 2014

Sport: Fiji and Samoa into quarters at Wellington 7s

5:47 am on 8 February 2014

Fiji and Samoa are safely through to today's Cup quarter finals at the Wellington Sevens.

But injury concerns to key players are causing headaches for both teams.

Vinnie Wylie was at Westpac Stadium and filed this report.

Fiji finished top of Pool B after impressive wins against New Zealand, France and Spain.

But captain Osea Kolinisau suffered a foot injury in the opening match and coach Ben Ryan says he's still in doubt for their next game against Argentina.

"We'll see how he gets on. He had an x-ray and all clear on that so it's pretty sore but it's one of those that you know he could wake up and feel a whole lot better and fine to play so I'm pretty optimistic about that but let's wait and see how he rocks up tomorrow morning."

Samoa beat Kenya and Tonga in Pool D but a last second defeat to Australia means they will face England in the opening quarter final.

Making things even tougher, coach Viliamu Punivalu has lost Reupena Levasa to concussion and Lio Lolo is also in doubt after taking a knock.

Meanwhile Tonga will take on Wales in the Bowl quarter finals this afternoon after failing to register a win on the opening day.