Top eight confirm quarters spot

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Action from the last game of Day 1 yesterday where Tui Samoa played Vaimoso.

Action from the last game of Day 1 yesterday where Tui Samoa played Vaimoso. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

Eight teams have confirmed their quarterfinal spot at this year’s Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament after an exciting display of Rugby 7s yesterday.

Twenty-two teams played their hearts out, but sadly only eight teams can proceed to the Cup playoffs today.

The Apia Concrete Products Sport’s Complex Stadium in Lotopa was filled with excitement and joy as spectators cheered for their own teams.

Marist Auckland and Tui Samoa Fasito’o, who topped their teams in their pool matches undefeated, will meet for the first Cup quarterfinal clash today. 

The second Cup quarterfinal game will see B.B.E. Vaiala Ulalei side take on the S.C.O.P.A. team.

Tepatasi team will play Vailele for the third Cup quarterfinal clash. Tepatasi topped Pool 3 after a draw against Moata’a yesterday and a 50 over win point margin against Marist Legends.

30th Marist International Sevens Guest of Honor having a go again for his old team Marists.
30th Marist International Sevens Guest of Honor having a go again for his old team Marists.
Auckland Marist Captain Savelio Ropati contesting the line out ball against N.S.W. Samoa players.
Auckland Marist Captain Savelio Ropati contesting the line out ball against N.S.W. Samoa players.
Auckland Samoa Women’s team’s winger outrunning Apia Maroon Women’s team’s winger
Auckland Samoa Women’s team’s winger outrunning Apia Maroon Women’s team’s winger
Former Manu Samoa sevens star Alefosio Tapili of Fasito’o team breaking out from his opponent’s tackle
Former Manu Samoa sevens star Alefosio Tapili of Fasito’o team breaking out from his opponent’s tackle
Marist St Joseph’s player breaking Moamoa team’s defensive line.
Marist St Joseph’s player breaking Moamoa team’s defensive line.

And tournament hosts Marist Saint Joseph’s will take on Apia Maroon side for the last Cup quarterfinal clash this afternoon.

On the Bowl quarterfinal schedule, New South Wales Samoa play against Vaimoso for the first Bowl quarterfinal, while Letava Bulldogs will meet Marist Barbarians for the second Bowl quarterfinal clash.

Moata’a will play Salelologa team for the third Bowl quarterfinal clash while Sa’anapu and Faleula will vie for the last Bowl quarterfinal clash.

The quarterfinals today will kick-off with the Bowl quarterfinal clashes at 10:20am, and the Cup quarterfinal clash begins at 11:40am.

General Admission for the field is $2 and $10 for the center stand.

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