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France, Ireland, Russia & Samoa lead the way at Olympic tourney

The Manu Samoa Sevens
Source: Inside World Rugby)

Monte Carlo, MONACO — Hong Kong, Ireland and Samoa will join France in the men’s play-offs, of the Olympic Repechage tournament taking place this weekend in Monaco,.

Meanwhile Argentina, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Russia also have 100 per cent records in the women’s pool stage.

Samoa toped the pool overnight, though, and should provide a stern test for the Irish on Sunday. 

A youthful Manu Samoa Sevens squad opened with a 69-5 win against Mexico, secured regional bragging rights as they ran in seven tries to beat Tonga 47-5 and rounded their day off with a 33-7 defeat of Zimbabwe.

Tonga ended day two on a high, meanwhile, as Malakai Fekitoa’s first try for the country of his birth helped them to a 21-12 win against Mexico.

The first men’s qualifier semi-final will kick off at 16:23 local time, with the winners progressing to the qualifier final, which is scheduled to start at 19:07 local time (GMT +2).

The victor of that match, the last tie of the Olympic Repechage tournament, will book the final ticket to Tokyo 2020.

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