AMERICAN Samoa created history at the Oceania Championship of the FIJI Water Centennial International 7s tournament.
The side beat Papua New Guinea 29-19 during the Oceania 5th and 6th place playoff and will make its first ever International Rugby Board HSBC Sevens World Series appearance at the Hong Kong 7s.
Led by inspiration captain David Laban who scored four tries during the match, American Samoa played passionate rugby at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
After being levelled 12-all at the break, Laban and his troops showed more determination to play their first ever IRB tournament.
"This is history for us," an elated Laban said during the post match interview.
"We are so proud that we will be making our first ever IRB 7s tournament appearance in Hong Kong and we are just lost for words on how to describe it," the 33-year-old said.
"We came here with determination and I thank the Almighty and the boys for giving their best shot."
American Samoa beat Tuvalu 21-5 to book a spot against PNG in the 5th/6th place playoff.
The Cook Islands will also play at the HK 7s.