Samoa achieved their best finish so far on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver where they walked away with the Plate after beating the USA 31-19.
However it has been a mixed season for the Pacific islanders so far. At the opening round of the series in Dubai, coach Damian McGrath's side reached the Plate semi-final, losing to New Zealand. Injuries have been plentiful but a few playes have risen to the challenge, namely newcomer Phoenix Hunapo-Nofoa.
With a background in touch rugby, Hunapo-Nofoa has been a star for Samoa so far on the series with blistering footwork and trademark celebrations. Combining with the likes of fellow try scoring machine Samoa Toloa, Hunapo-Nofoahas been able to show his skills garnered playing touch in New Zealand, where he joined the Warriors development squad.