The Marist Saints have again secured the top place for the fifth and final leg of the Matson Toa Gas Rugby League 9s.
The tournament was held last Saturday at the A.C.P. Marist Sport Complex Lotopa.
Twenty-four teams competed for the final leg of the tournament with Marist Saints and Letava Bulldogs battling out for the grand final clash.
The first quarter final clash saw Marist Saints defeating Vaimoso by 20-6 while Gataivai from Savai’i demolished Falelauniu 28-20 during the second quarter final clash.
The third quarter final clash saw Letava Bulldogs defeating West Tigers of Vaitele and Vaiusu went down to Faleula Scorpions 12-18 during the final encounter of the Cup Quarter final.
Letava Bulldogs went up against Faleula during the first Cup semifinal clash where Letava Bulldogs booked their spot for the grand final clash after a close win against Faleula 14-12 at fulltime.
Marist Saints on the other hand defeating the one and only team from the big island of Savai’i Gataivai 16-10 at fulltime.
The grand final clash was a tough one to call with both teams being the most consistent teams in the tournament.
Letava Bulldogs went down again to Marist Saints in a close game 8-10 points at fulltime, with Marist Saints proving their promising performance since the first leg of the tournament.
The Letava Bulldogs and Marist Saints have been the most consistent teams in the tournament since the first leg.
Both teams have been the finalists of all the five legs of the tournament with Marist Saints dominating the tally of winning four tournaments with one to Letava Bulldogs.
Marist Saints topped the first and second leg with third one to Leatava Bulldogs, while Marist Saints came back winning the fourth and final legs of the Matson Toa Gas Rugby League 9s 2017.
1. Marist Saints
2. Letava Bulldogs
3. Faleula Scorpions