Nailbiting one point win in college rugby
Leifiifi College clinches nail-biting win over Samoa College at their home field on Friday evening, 22 - 21.
Samoa College was the first to put their name on the scoreboard, when their first-five player converted a penalty kick in the first ten minutes of the first half for an early break of 3 - 0.
Another five minutes passed, and Leifiifi was again penalized for a foul play, and Samoa College's first-five player was able to convert it, extending their lead to 6 - 0.
However, Leifiifi College did not want to lose on their home field and fought back to secure a try at the 20 minute mark. The try was converted, bringing the score to 6 - 7.
Lacking discipline, Leifiifi was once again penalized, this time for a high tackle, and Samoa College decided to kick for points, taking the lead 9 - 7.
During the last play of the first half Samoa College was penalized for a high tackle. Leifiifi chose to kick the penalty, nailing it and taking the lead back from Samoa College, 9 - 10.
After the half time break, Leifiifi went on the attack and scored a try. After a successful conversion, the score was 9 - 17. Not stopping there, Leifiifi secured another unconverted try to take the lead even further, 9 - 22.
Samoa College missed an opportunity to add an extra three points with a missed penalty kick, but came back soon after with a try which was successfully converted, bringing the score to 16 - 22.
In the final seconds of the game, Samoa College touched down at the far right of the Leifiifi College line, bringing the score to 21 - 22. The win would come down to the conversion, which was missed by the first-five.
The final score was a close one point margin of 21 - 22 to Leifiifi College.