Moata'a hold onto Shield until next year
Moata’a will keep the Apia Rugby Union Senior A Shield until next year after their 34-5 win over Vailele in the final round of the competition on Saturday.
They finished in a tie for second place overall (with Apia Maroons) with two losses over the season; one more than champions Vaiala.
Senior A coach Leanna Malo Nofoagatotoa said it was a very good game for his team.
“We worked hard this whole week, with this being our last game, we wanted it to be a good game.
“Special thanks to the players, and all the supporters especially the families of the players.
He said it was a good, important year for Moata’a
“We lost, and we made a plan to come back.”
Leanna said their losses to Vaiala and Apia Maroons made them work hard to become a better team.
He said a lot of the players will now take part in the Super 9, before Moata’a come back together as a team afterwards.
“We have a programme to keep going for next year.”
Moata'a's under-20 side finished in a tie for second in their division as well, with Leifiifi College, while Vaiala won the title having gone undefeated.