THE American Samoan rugby 7s team is not wasting time as their preparations for the Hong Kong 7s tournament will soon start.
American Samoa qualified to its first ever International Rugby Board Sevens World Series tournament in Hong Kong after beating Papua New Guinea 29-19 during the playoffs at the Oceania Championship at the FIJI Water Centennial International 7s tournament over the weekend.
Captain David Laban said they have to start training right away.
"Yes, we are happy about the win, especially the trip to Hong Kong," he said.
"I think we just have to get straight back to training once we reach home.
"No more soda and also we have to control the food we eat because there's a lot of food from America back at home."
Laban said everyone would need to work hard to compete for a spot to Hong Kong.
He said the existing 14 clubs in American Samoa would focus on getting players to be prepared for what they call, their own Rugby World Cup.
"Hong Kong is a huge tournament, rugby is not a major sport back at home but we will go back and try to get ourselves back in shape before the Hong Kong."
The Hong Kong 7s tournament is scheduled for March next year.