Tepatasi win first National Sevens leg
Tepatasi Aleipata won the first leg of the Bluesky National Women's Sevens Series on Saturday at the Samoa Rugby Union Fields in Tuana'imato.
The Marist International Sevens runners-up went one better than their result a fortnight ago, being crowned champions after a 14-12 win over Apia Maroons in the final.
Assistant coach Lote Sefo said they knew what they had to fix after Marist.
"We went back and we worked hard on it," she said.
After topping Pool C, Tepatasi beat third-placed No Idea 19-17 to advance to the final, where they had another close win over Apia.
Sefo said there is still room for improvement from the team:
"We had so many missed passes and missed tackles today, so I guess we're going to work on those for next week.
"I just wanna thank God for blessing us today, because without him we wouldn't be able to win this tournament."
The final two legs of the Series will be played over the next two weekends.
No Idea 21-7 Nafanua Hawks
Nafanua Hawks 19-5 Teine Uli
No Idea 22-0 Teine Uli
Apia Maroons 26-5 Aiga Ile Tai
A’ana Blues 10-19 Aiga Ile Tai
Apia Maroons 26-0 A’ana Blues
Tepatasi 12-5 Avele College
Marist Angels 0-26 Avele College
Tepatasi 19-15 Marist Angels
5th Place Semifinals
Nafanua Hawks 7-17 A’ana Blues
Aiga Ile Tai 7-10 Marist Angels
No Idea 17-19 Tepatasi
Apia Maroons 24-0 Avele College
7th Place Final
Nafanua Hawks 0-22 Aiga Ile Tai
5th place Final
A’ana Blues 17-0 Marist Angels
3rd Place Final
No Idea 14-5 Avele College
Tepatasi 14-12 Apia Maroons
2nd: Apia Maroons
3rd: No Idea
4th: Avele College
5th: A’ana Blues
6th: Marist Angels
7th: Aiga Ile Tai
8th: Nafanua Hawks
9th: Teine Uli