B.B.E. Vaiala win Farmer Joe Supermarket Shield

16 April 2017, 12:00AM

Taula Apia Rugby Union Top 4 last week saw BBE Vaiala Rugby club lift the Farmer Joe Supermarket shield from Moataa, also the champion of the Top 4, 25-24.

It was a titanic tussle between two old rivals. Moataa and BBE Vaiala put up a hard fought, and a fast flow entertaining match last week. 

Blackie were down 11- 6 at halftime.

Kaino and skipper Fanolua helped Manu Samoa flyhalf Patrick Faapale sparked their depleted backline. Blackie trailed for the majority of the match.

So whatever was said in the dressing room at halftime saw the BBE Vaiala team dig deep against a physical Moataa outfit seeking their second week holding the Farmer Joe Supermarket shield, but the BBE Vaiala packs were unstoppable near the line, muscling their way over for tries in the 72nd and the 78th minutes of the game.

Patrick Faapale’s sideline conversion gave the lead for the first time and saw BBE Vaiala winning the Farmer Joe Supermarket Shield.

It’s all about doing our job for the whole 80 minutes, said Blackie skipper. BBE Vaiala captain Fanolua also acknowledged the ongoing support from their major sponsor BBE.

Farmer Joe Supermarket Shield matches past few weeks, witnessed the increase number of the crowds being seeing turn out to support their teams every week.

16 April 2017, 12:00AM
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