Spain qualified for the Olympic Games at Samoa's expense when they won the Monaco Sevens Cup final 22-19 on Sunday.
Ignacio Martin was Spain’s hero, scoring a last-gasp try to secure a historic victory in a pulsating match at Stade Louis II.
Spain, who impressed on day one and defeated Ireland in the Cup quarter-finals, dominated the opening exchanges of the final. They led 12-0 through tries by Carron Llorens and Hernadez Jimenez, but Samoa hit back with two quick tries to lead 14-12 at the interval.
After the break, Samoa forged into a 19-12 lead, but Spain refused to buckle and scored through Pol Pla, before Martin’s try created rugby history for his team.
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