Leifiifi win Zone A U19 sevens, Avele take open girls’ division
Leifiifi College are the Zone A Under-19 boys’ rugby sevens champions after winning all four of their matches at the one-day tournament they hosted on Friday.
They defeated Vaimauga College 19-5 in the final after topping Pool B with wins over Palalaua, Aleipata and Avele.
Vaimauga defeated Anoama’a and Falealili in Pool A to make the final.
Leifiifi scored first through captain Steve Rimoni who lead his side to victory off the back of a strong performance for Samoa Under-20s in last weekend’s win over Tonga.
Bright Duah replied for Vaimauga before halftime, although a missed conversion meant Leifiifi still carried a 7-5 lead into the break.
They had all the territory in the second half and made it count through two additional tries to take the win.
Avele College triumphed in the girls’ open division played concurrently at the same venue.
They went undefeated with 12-5 and 15-0 wins over Vaimauga and Leifiifi respectively to take the title.
It will be a good confidence boost for the girls from Avele, who will compete in the first leg of the Bluesky National Women’s Sevens Series at Tuana’imato on Saturday.
The best teams from all four regional zone competitions will move on to the National Championship to be played at Apia Park.
Zone A Under-19 Boys’ results:
Falealili 5-5 Anoamaa
Vaimauga 21-0 Anoamaa
Falealili 7-28 Vaimauga
Avele 12-0 Aleipata
Leifiifi 26-7 Palalaua
Avele 12-7 Palalaua
Leifiifi 7-5 Aleipata
Leifiifi 7-0 Avele
Aleipata -5 Palaula
Vaimauga 5-19 Leifiifi
Zone A Open Girls’ results:
Vaimauga 7-5 Leifiifi
Vaimauga 5-12 Avele
Leifiifi 0-15 Avele