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Thursday 1 September 2011 | Published in Regional


It was another hard day at the office for the national womens rugby sevens squad who registered a win and a loss on day two of the Pacific Games yesterday.

The team also has a nervous wait to see if they have made the cut for top four after playing the six other teams in the competition.

The side drew 12-against Tahiti in their final match on day one of the tournament and on day two the side faced Samoa in what was a hard fought game.

But the slighter and faster Samoan women didnt wait around for the Cooks to catch up as they ran away with a 19-7 win over the Cook Islands women.

With time to recover after the game the team regrouped and pulled themselves together to face Papua New Guinea in the round robin competition.

The two sides traded tries for a 7-all score line at the half time break with the trend continuing into the second half.

But the local girls dug deep to outlast the PNG opponents to win 14-17.

But just where they sit in the competition is yet to be seen and if they are indeed in the top four a medal could be on the horizon.