Growing rugby at school level

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GRASSROOTS RUGBY: Action from the School’s rugby competition.

GRASSROOTS RUGBY: Action from the School’s rugby competition.

The Zone A Schools Rugby 15s competition has kicked off another week of exciting school rugby. It was held at the Leiifiifi College grounds.

Avele College retained their Shield in the Under-15 and Under-17 grades, while Leiifiifi College defended the Under-19 Shield after defeating Anoama’a College 36-0 at fulltime.

The Under-15 division saw Leiifiifi College and Avele College winning by default against their opponents Aleipata and Vaimauga College, while Samoa College was on bye.

The Under-17 division clashes saw Aleipata College defeating Falealili College 10-3 at fulltime, Leiifiifi College winning against Samoa College 12-9 and Avele College winning by default against Vaimauga College in the Under-17 Shield match.

Avele College took on Vaimauga College in the Under 19 division, but went down 8-0 at fulltime. Samoa College defeated Palalaua College 22-17 with Leiifiifi College retaining their Shield title.

Today is the next round of Zone A Schools Rugby 15s Championships at the Leiifiifi College grounds.

This week the Zone A Schools Shield Holders are:

•U15s Shield Holders: Avele College

•U17s Shield Holders: Avele College

•U19s Shield Holders: Leiifiifi College

UNDER-15s

LEIIFIIFI COLLEGE wbd - lbd ALEIPATA COLLEGE U15s

AVELE COLLEGE wbd - lbd VAIMAUGA COLLEGE U15s Shield Match

U15s SAMOA COLLEGE bye U15s

UNDER-17s

ALEIPATA COLLEGE 10 - 3 FALEALILI COLLEGE U17s

LEIIFIIFI COLLEGE 12 - 9 SAMOA COLLEGE U17s

AVELE COLLEGE wbd - lbd VAIMAUGA COLLEGE U17s Shield Match

UNDER-19s

AVELE COLLEGE 0 - 8 VAIMAUGA COLLEGE U19s

SAMOA COLLEGE 22 - 17 PALALAUA COLLEGE U19s

LEIIFIIFI COLLEGE 36 - 0 ANOAMAA COLLEGE U19s Shield Match

U19s ALEIPATA COLLEGE bye U19s

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