Weather boots school tournament

Bad weather has forced the rescheduling of the Schools’ National Sevens Rugby Championship 2019.

Initially scheduled for March 1, it has now been rescheduled to March 8. 

The decision to postpone the tournament was made by the Schools Rugby Union and Schools Principals’ Association in conjunction with the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU).

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A meeting was held yesterday between Schools Rugby Union and Schools Principals’ Association together with the SRU to discuss the matter.

During the meeting, they considered the weather update from the Samoa Meteorological Office, which confirmed heavy rain and rough seas. The deteriorating weather conditions forced the cancellation of inter-island shipping services by the Samoa Shipping Corporation. 

The meeting between the Schools Rugby Union and Schools Principals’ Association together with the SRU stressed the importance of putting the safety of all involved first and also and apologized for any inconvenience caused with an appeal for understanding. 

The teams competing in the Schools National Seven’s Championship 2019 for Under 19 girls include: Avele College, Leifiifi College, Robert Louis Stevenson, Palauli College, Palauli i Sisifo College, Don Bosco College, Leulumoega Fou College, and Aana No.1 College.

Schools vying in the U19 boys division are: Leifiifi College, Avele College, Saint Joseph’s College, Church College of Pesega, Don Bosco College, Mataaevave College, Leulumoega College, and Safata College.

In the U17 Boys category, teams from Aleipata College, Leifiifi College, Robert Louis Stevenson, Saint Joseph’s College, Palauli College, Itu O Tane College, Lefaga College, and Leulumoega Fou College.

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