Great stuff for Samoa, and Canada further putting down the Aussies and winning the Bowl Final.
Kenya winning the Plate as well, with the Pumas putting in a decenet shift.
No one interested why I asked a biologist to help with geography?
Canada is now ahead of three core teams and all the rest of the non core teams even having played one fewer event than the core teams. We aren't invited to Japan though and might be stuck in the B tournament in Hong Kong which should allow the core teams to catch up. Canada and Tonga should just be handed the two core spots out of three that are up for grabs while everyone else battles it out for the last one heading into next year's events.
Canada and Tonga look like they are much ahead of the rest of the non-core teams in level of play at the moment, with Japan and maybe Portugal being marginally competiitive, if somehow Canada or Tonga get knocked out in the qualifiyng by a nation like Uruguay or Papua New Guinea the upset victor could struggle mightily being in every single event.