Guam V China, Guam beat China 52-12 to win their second match of this year’s Asia Rugby Championship Division III East.
Having recorded a 66-12 win over Brunei on Tuesday, this win confirms Guam as the 2018 champions with one match left to play on Saturday.
Chris Sgro scored four tries in the win, scoring the first try in either half and completing his hat-trick to confirm the win with 10 minutes to go.
Ranked 15 places above their opponents in the World Rugby rankings, Guam came out of the blocks quickly racing into a 31-0 lead after just 25 minutes.
China hit back in the second half with tries from Xuzeng Wang and Ratu Totivi Rakainaviti Ralulu to make the score 31-12 but Guam pulled away once more.
“Like I said from the beginning, it was about the hard work paying off,” said captain Brian Ramiro.
“You do everything you can to prepare and then you just control things you can control on and off the field.
“Everything tastes a bit sweet when you are raising the trophy. It was a great job by the boys, for half of the team it was their debut, and I can’t say enough about them.”
Head coach Anthony Penn added: “I am very happy, the guys came out and turned it on today.
“I am stoked. China are a tough side, and I am happy with how the guys played, hung in there and put in the physicality. It is a huge achievement for the boys and the country of Guam.”