If any nation deserves a spot at the Brisbane Global Tens then surely it is Samoa? A tiny island with no shortage of challenges, Samoa somehow produces a steady flow of the game’s greatest players.

When it comes to passion and commitment, few will be able to match a Samoan line-up that will be out to put the disappointment of missing out on Olympic Sevens qualification behind it.

They might be up against full time professional clubs and players but no-one will be writing a off a team that shapes as the genuine wildcard of the 2017 tournament.

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