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Competition heats up at Super 9

As the P.P.S. Super 9 Senior A season approaches the halfway mark, four teams are staking early claims for places in the semifinals.

Coming into round five this weekend, The A’ana Chiefs, Vaimauga Eels, Savai’i Vikings and Safata Navigators make up the top four with three wins each.

The Vikings are undefeated ahead of their game against the league-leading Chiefs at Fasito’o Tai Primary School Field in A’ana at 1 pm tomorrow.

Vikings Assistant Coach Mase Mahonri Schwalger said the season has been exciting this year.

“There’s a lot of good teams now.

“And that’s what Samoan rugby needs, we need to have all these good teams.”

He said in the past only a couple of the franchises have been able to stand out.

In the first two seasons of Super 9, the Eels won the final over the Chiefs both times.

In fact, such was Vaimauga’s dominance over the competition that they were undefeated through more than two whole seasons, with their first ever loss coming against the Vikings in round two.

They play the Tuamasaga Eagles in the main game at A.C.P. Marist Stadium in Lotopa at 1 pm.

After their last place finish in 2018, the Faleata Knights have been a surprise package this year with two wins from three games.

Their game against the Safata Navigators at the Samoa Rugby Union Fields in Tuanaimato at 11 am gives them the chance to leapfrog the Navigators into fourth place with a win.

The round’s final game is a bottom-of-the-table clash between the Savai’i Warriors and Southern Tornadoes at Palauli College Field in Palauli at 10:30 am.

Senior A

Kick off times:

  • 10.30am: WARRIORS vs SOUTHERN TORNADOES, Palauli College Field, Palauli Savaii

  • 11.00am: NAVIGATORS vs KNIGHTS

  • 01.00pm: EELS vs EAGLES, A.C.P. Marist Stadium, Lotopa

  • 01.00pm: CHIEFS vs VIKINGS, Fasitoo Tai Primary School Field, Aana

  • LEGENDS bye

Standings:


Points

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

4 Try BP

<7 Loss BP

Points For

Points Against

Points Difference

A'ana Chiefs

16

4

3

0

1

3

1

130

71

59

Vaimauga Eels

15

4

3

0

1

2

1

121

87

34

Savai'i Vikings

14

3

3

0

0

2

0

115

56

59

Safata Navigators

13

4

3

0

1

1

0

84

76

8

Atua Legends

10

4

1

0

3

3

3

119

119

0

Faleata Knights

10

3

2

0

1

2

0

70

85

-15

Tuamasaga Eagles

6

4

1

0

3

1

1

67

90

-23

Southern Tornadoes

1

3

0

0

3

1

0

59

142

-83

Savai'i Warriors

0

3

0

0

3

0

0

49

88

-39

Under 20

Kick off times:

  • 08.30am: Warriors U20s vs Southern Tornadoes U20s, Palauli College Field, Palauli Savaii

  • 09.00am: Navigators U20s vs Knights U20s, S.R.U. Fields, Tuanaimato

  • 10.30am: Chiefs U20s vs Vikings U20s, Fasitoo Tai Primary School Field, Aana

  • 11.00am: Eels U20s vs Eagles U20s, A.C.P. Marist Stadium, Lotopa

  • Legends bye

Standings:


Points

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

4 Try BP

<7 Loss BP

Points For

Points Against

Points Difference

Vaimauga Eels

15

4

3

0

1

3

0

125

68

57

A'ana Chiefs

15

4

3

0

1

3

0

100

77

23

Atua Legends

14

4

3

0

1

2

0

83

65

18

Tuamasaga Eagles

12

4

2

1

1

2

0

94

81

13

Savai'i Vikings

11

3

2

0

1

2

1

113

48

65

Safata Navigators

10

4

2

0

2

2

0

84

50

34

Savai'i Warriors

3

3

0

1

2

1

0

60

101

-41

Southern Tornadoes

1

3

0

0

3

0

1

33

94

-61

Faleata Knights

0

3

0

0

3

0

0

25

133

-108

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