Bladerunners win Marist touch mix title

Bladerunners won the mix division of the Vailima Marist International Touch Tournament on Saturday’s Day Two at the Football Federation of Samoa Fields.

They were up 4-3 over defending champion Marist Family at halftime of the final, which eventually went to a drop-off having been tied 5-5 at fulltime.

Bladerunners scored first in sudden death to take the title and $3000 tala cash prize.


They went undefeated on the day, scoring wins over Glee, No Idea and YWAM to top Pool B

That earned Bladerunners a quarterfinal against Pool A’s bottom placed side Konnexion.


Marist Family finished top of Pool A with wins over Stay Aloof, Konnexion and Meitaki, securing a quarterfinal against YWAM.

Winning that set up a semifinal with Glee which they won 3-1, while Bladerunners defeated No Idea 4-3 on the other side of the draw.


No Idea triumphed 4-2 over Glee to claim third, a good result to add to their National Women's Rugby Sevens Series Title won on the same day.

Bladerunners’ mix division victory means three different clubs won the three Marist Touch Tournament divisions, after No Idea and Marist Saintz won the women’s and men’s divisions on Friday.

Results

Pool A
Marist Family 4-2 Stay Aloof
Meitaki 3-3 Konnexion
Konnexion 2-6 Marist Family
Marist Family 5-4 Meitaki
Konnexion 2-4 Stay Aloof
Stay Aloof 2-3 Meitaki


Pool B
No Idea 3-3 YWAM
Bladerunners 4-2 Glee
Glee 3-3 No Idea
No Idea 2-4 Bladerunners
Glee 1-1 YWAM
YWAM 0-3 Bladerunners

Quarterfinals
Marist Family 4-2 YWAM
Meitaki 2-3 No Idea
Stay Aloof 4-6 Glee
Konnexion 2-5 Bladerunners

Semifinals
Marist Family 3-1 Glee
No Idea 3-4 Bladerunners

3rd place playoff
Glee 2-4 No Idea

Final
Marist Family 5-6 Bladerunners


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