Despite the rough conditions, spirits were high at the pitch at St. Joseph’s College in Alafua on Thursday afternoon.
The finale of the five-week Zone B rugby Competition was definitely worth weathering the rain.
Seven schools competed in a round robin tournament: Pesega College, Samoa College, Chanel College, St. Joseph’s College, Faatautua Christian College, Faleata College and Robert Louis Stevenson School.
The host school, St. Joseph’s, and Maluafou College claimed the top two places in all divisions except U14 where Chanel College took second place.
The top two teams from each division will represent Zone B in the National tournament where top schools from each zone will go head to head.
However, tournaments like these are bigger than wining.
One of the Administrators for Zone B, Posese Fuatimu said that hosting tournaments like these help boost unity between schools.
“There have been no fights. Everyone from different colleges gets along and its really great to see them working together,” he said.
Prizes were provided by the sponsors: Eveni Carruthers, S.S.A.B., Samoa Beverage Company, Betham Brothers Enterprises, and Seb and Rene.
Prize Giving – Zone B
Under 14 (5th Grade)
1. Saint Joseph (CHAMPIONS)
2. Chanel College
3. Robert Louis Stevenson School
4. LDS Church
5. Maluafou College
6. Faleata College
Most Valuable Player Under 15 – Charles Faavae (Saint Joseph College)
Under 16 (3rd Grade)
1. Saint Joseph College (CHAMPIONS)
2. Maluafou College
3. LDS Pesega College
4. Chanel College
5. Faatuatua Christian School
6. Robert Louis Stevenson School
7. Faleata College
Most Valuable Player Under 16 – Antonio Tupou (Saint Joseph College)
Under 18 (1st XV)
1. Maluafou College (CHAMPIONS)
2. Saint Joseph College
3. LDS Pesega Church College
4. Faleata College
5. Robert Louis Stevenson School
6. Channel College
Most Valuable Player Under 16 – Vaasialaoa (Maluafou College)
ZONE B OFFICIALS:
PRESIDENT – Brother Brian (Saint Josephs College Principal)
VICE PRESIDENT – Father Brian (Chanel College Principal)
SECRETARY /TREASURER – Brother Taleni (LDS Church College Pesega Principal)