Inter School Rugby Champ of Champs Underway at St Joseph’s College Grounds

Palauli vs Leifiifi. Photo: Jaleen Tupai SGN.

Over 21 high schools across Upolu and Savaii are gathered at St Joseph’s College for the Samoa Schools National XV’s Rugby Championship 2021.

The opening ceremony commenced at 10:30am prior to kick-off. The welcoming remarks was by Tuave Titi Toa who is the principal of Safata College, with opening remarks by the President of the Schools Rugby Union Siakisone Taleni.

Rugby Champ of Champs 2021 underway. Photo: Jaleen Tupai SGN.

The 3 day tournament kicked off today with quarter finals for the three boys divisions; Under 18, 16 and 14 years.  There is only one division for girls, the Under 18s which will go straight to semi-finals on Wednesday.

There are 5 participating schools from Savaii, being Vaiola, Uesiliana, Itu-o-Tane, Palauli and Palauli-i-Sisifo. Itu-o-Tane and Palauli Colleges have both boys and girls teams. The third girls rugby team from the Big Island is from Palauli-i-Sisifo.

Three fields were used at St Joseph’s college for the three boys’ division matches, starting at 11:00am this morning with the last played at 3:30pm.

U18 Boys Palauli College lined up for kick-off

Under 18 Day 1 Results

Leifiifi College 15 – Palauli College 10.

Under 16 Day 1 Results

Avele College 29 – Wesley College 20.

Pesega College 20 – Don Bosco 13.

Under 14 Boys

St Joseph’s College 31 – Leifiifi College 17

Uesiliana College 28 – Safata 0

Quarter-finals took off today at 11:00am as the first of the 3 day tournament with semi-finals underway on Wednesday and finals which will be on Friday.

Day 1 schedule
Day 2 – Semifinals schedule
Day 3 – Finals schedule