The Vodafone National Sevens Series is underway over two days Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October at Apia Park Stadium and ACP Marist Stadium – Lotopa.
The matches are played on two venues on Day 1 to accomodate the 32 teams from clubs and villages across Samoa.
On Day 2, the Men’s playoffs and women’s round robin will be played at Apia Park Stadium.
The Vodafone National Sevens Series returns after an exciting 60th Independence tournament held during Teuila Week.
Lakapi Samoa acknowledged the kind support of naming sponsors Vodafone Samoa for making the 2022-2023 national rugby sevens tournament possible.
“Vodafone Samoa are committed to the resurgence of Sevens rugby domestically which has transitioned to our national sevens teams, both women and men,” states Lakapi Samoa’s Events Coordinator Seiuli Salesa Seiuli.
“We also thank Pacific AusSports for their support and commitment to the growth of the game in Samoa and in the South Pacific region.”
Tama Uli continue their dominance in the series, together with Tepatasi from Aleipata, the Laulii Lions and Vaiala Ulalei. All four sides have consistently made the Top 4 in recent outings.
With the 32 teams in this weekends tournament, there will no doubt be new talent added to the mix as other clubs lift up their preparations.
In the women’s competition, the all conquering Apia Maroons usually dominate, but the growth of the women’s comp has seen the rise of the No Idea club, who took out Round 1 by defeating the also ascending Striders team in the final.
Some members of the Manu Samoa 7s side will be featuring in this weekend’s tournament, playing for their local clubs.
“Make sure you head on down to Apia Park Stadium and ACP Marist Stadium Lotopa on Friday 30th September & Saturday 1st October with family and friends and enjoy two days of sevens rugby heaven”.