Vodafone National Sevens Series 2020

July 31st, 2020

With the COVID-19 restrictions opening up, Samoa Rugby Union and its member unions have started the ball rolling on planning national competitions.

And these will kick off with the first leg of the Vodafone Samoa National Sevens Series in the Big Island next weekend.

SRU High Performance General Manager Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun said it is important that players start getting used again to elite competitions.

“The more elite competitions we have at Club and Provincial level, the more chances we have of creating depth for our national selection.” said Seumanu.

The series legs will have parallel tournaments for men and women.

“This is a great opportunity to kick-off our National Sevens Series in Savaii to showcase the skills and talent available in Savaii. It’s also a good chance for Savaii Clubs to get quality game time with our Top 7s Club’s featured in Leg 1.” said Seumanu.

The tournament will be played at both the Don Bosco field at Salelologa and the Prince Edward Park at Iva on Day 1: Friday 7th August, while on Day 2: the Play-offs will all be played at Don Bosco Field.

SRU Competitions Coordinator Seiuli Salesa Seiuli said many teams have entered but there are still available places for both men and women teams.

Vodafone Series Schedule:

  • Round 1: 7th & 8th August at Don Bosco Field – Salelologa and Prince Edward Park – Iva Savaii
  • Round 2: 14th & 15th August at ACP Marist Stadium – Lotopa
  • Round 3: 21st & 22nd August at ACP Marist Stadium – Lotopa

Team registrations:

  • Men’s teams – $300 Tala per leg
  • Women’s teams – FOC

Savaii Round Tournament Timeline & Deadlines:

  • Deadline for registrations:
    • Monday 3rd August 2020
  • Tournament Format
    • Men’s Competition: 24 Teams in 8 Pools of 3 teams
    • Women’s Competition: 6 Teams in 2 Pools of 3 teams
    • 2 day tournament in each round
  • Team Management Meeting:
    • 5.00pm Thursday 6th Aug at Don Bosco Hall – Salelologa
  • Day 1: Friday 7th August
    • Don Bosco Field – Salelologa
    • Prince Edward Park – Iva
  • Day 2: Saturday 8th August
    • Don Bosco Field – Salelologa