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Savai'i ready to host Sevens festival

The big island of Savai'i is ready to welcome 32 of the best Sevens rugby teams in Samoa this weekend. 

The teams vying for the Vodafone Samoa National Sevens Series Cup will also have the chance to leave the big island with $3,000 cash prize.

General Manager of the Samoa Rugby Union's High Performance Unit, Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun, said people of Savai'i are looking forward to some exciting rugby on Friday and Saturday.

With the tournament being held at Don Bosco fields, Salelologa and Prince Edward Park, Iva, the fact the defending champions are from Savai'i has added to the excitement.

The other two legs of the Series will be held in Upolu.

Of the 32 teams, 18 are from Upolu with the rest from Savai'i.

There are only six women’s teams competing in this year’s tournament for the trophy and cash prize money of $400.

“When we started preparations there were 24 but the number of teams has increased by 32."

Seumanu acknowledged Vodafone Samoa for being the major sponsor.

Below are pools for the first round of the Vodafone Samoa National Sevens Series.

Pool A for the Men’s Teams

  1. Ott Constructors Tama Uli
  2. Taga Blowholes
  3. Falefa Stormers
  4. Federal Pacific Insurance Fogapoa

Pool B

  1. Tepatasi 
  2. Pacific Ezy Money Safotu 
  3. Pierre Saints Manono
  4. Lano Warriors

Pool C

  1. Isuzu Aana Chiefs
  2. Amoa Resort Faga
  3. Taula All Stars
  4. Iva White Lions

Pool D

  1. Samoa Commercial Bank Apia Maroons
  2. Evaeva Lalomalava Maroons
  3. Vainuu Jaws Mulifanua
  4. Lulumaivini Ulutogia

Pool E

  1. Taumeasina Island Resort Moataa
  2. Rosalote Lupe Siliva
  3. Malie Sharks
  4. Tama ole Felela

Pool F

  1. Vailima Marist St. Joseph’s
  2. Laifoni Vaitoomuli
  3. Ah Liki Wholesale Vaovai
  4. Lepa united

Pool G

1.        Laulii Lions

2.        SCOPA

3.        Pitonuu Satupaitea

4.        Puapua I’aeva 

Pool H

  1. Sasaai Gas Station 
  2. BBE Vaiala
  3. Vaiola Old Boys
  4. Vaigaga Giants

Pool A for the Women’s Teams

  1. Aana Blues
  2. Vainuu Jaws – Mulifanua
  3. Teine Uli Bosco

Pool B

  1. Taga Blowholes
  2. Laumua o Salafai
  3. Pitonuu Satupaitea
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