Oceania 7s: Australia qualifies for 2020 Olympics

The Australia 7s rugby team after winning the Oceania Olympic qualifiers. Picture: ROHIT DEO

THE Australian men’s team are through to the 2020 Olympics after defeating Samoa 19-12 in the qualifying final at the Oceania 7s.

It was heartbreak for Samoa who led 12-0 at the break.

Samoa scored two brilliant team tries in the first spell.

The Pacific Islanders had a player sent off in the second half which saw Australia take advantage.

The Australians scored three unanswered tries in the second half for the win.

Samoan coach Sir Gordon Tietjens was gracious in defeat.

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Meanwhile Australia will now play Fiji in the Oceania 7s final later this evening.

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