Bad weather gets the better of Super Nine

By Ulimasao Fata ,

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The Super Nine teams.

The Super Nine teams. (Photo: Samoa Observer)

The Bluesky Super Nine Rugby Championships has been postponed because of the wet weather experienced throughout Samoa.

It was supposed to kick-off today but has now been postponed to Saturday next week.

This was confirmed in a press statement by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), which said the decision was made for safety reasons.

“Due to bad weather and the flooding of playing fields and venues for round one, the Bluesky Super Nine is now postponed until 28th April.

“Player welfare and safety are paramount in these situations and Samoa Rugby Union is firm on its stance on this issue. 

“The Samoa Schools National Rugby Championships was marred by the weather on Monday 16th with heavy rain which muddied the fields at Apia Park making it impossible to continue

“As a result, the tournament was moved to St Joseph’s College fields on Wednesday 18th but the rain came back and ruined the tournament again, turning St Joseph’s College fields one and two into swimming pools forcing the tournament to be postponed to Thursday with five semi-final games to go.

“All of Samoa has sustained heavy rain since Sunday 15th April continuing on last night, resulting in most if not all playing fields around the country deemed unsafe for training and most importantly the Round 1 Bluesky Super Nine fixtures.” 

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