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Inter-faculties rugby 7s tournament kicks off at N.U.S.

The National University of Samoa [N.U.S.] has announced the start of its inter-faculties rugby sevens tournament organised by the student association.

N.U.S. President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Aiono Dr. Alec Ekeroma, announced the commencement of the tournament during the university’s live broadcast talanoa session and added that sports is an important part of education and learning at the campus.

He also announced that there will also be other sports such as basketball and volleyball and hopes it will encourage good sportsmanship amongst the students who will be playing in the tournament.

The National University of Samoa Students Association [N.U.S.S.A.] is responsible for organising all the students-focused sports activities.

In an interview with the N.U.S.S.A. President, Junior Ofisa, he said that the rugby sevens tournament is the Association’s first sports activity for this semester. 

"These sports activities are sort of like a breather for the students from studies and classes," he added. "We weren’t able to push through with the 15s tournament in the first semester. We had completed the first round which included four matches but due to the lockdown, the games had to be cancelled.”

The declaration of the state of emergency [S.O.E.] in March this year made it difficult for the tournaments to be held in the first semester of 2020.

The university’s inter-faculties rugby sevens tournament is a one-leg event that will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday with the same teams who signed up for the 15s tournament. 

Other sports tournaments such as basketball and volleyball will follow a week after next week. The sevens tournament which started 10am to 3pm at the N.U.S. sports field across from the Fale Samoa. 

Teams are:

F.O.B.E. (Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship)

F.O.A. (Faculty of Arts)

F.O.S. (Faculty of Science)

F.O.N. (Faculty of Nursing)

C.S.S. (Centre for Samoan Studies)

F.O.T.E. (Faculty of Technical Education)

F.O.E. (Faculty of Education)

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