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Six colleges are set to take part in the inaugural Rugby League Samoa Under 18s Colleges Tournament this Saturday at the LDS Sports Ground in Pesega.

The nine-a-side tournament is being run in-conjunction with Rugby League Samoa, NRL in Samoa, Team Up and Australian Aid and will feature six teams in the Boy’s Under 18s competition, and four teams in the Girl’s Under 18s competition.

Colleges taking part include hosts, LDS Church College, plus Vaitele based Laumua o Punaoa Technical College, Moamoa based Channel College and Leifiifi, Vaimauga and Wesley Colleges from Apia. Teams will play Rugby Leagues Nines, with the respective Boy’s Under 18s and Girl’s Under 18s National College champions to be declared on the day.

As part of preparations for the new competition, each of the Colleges have taken part in skills programs with the NRL in Samoa teams over the past month, to prepare the teams for competition.

All matches will be televised on TV1 Samoa across the Pacific nation.

Boy’s Under 18s:
Laumua o Punaoa Technical College (Vaitele)
Leifiifi College (Apia)
Vaimauga College (Vaivase-tai)
LDS Church College Pesega (Pesega)
Channel College (Moamoa)
Wesley College (Apia)

Girl’s Under 18s:
Laumua o Punaoa Technical College (Vaitele)
Leifiifi College (Apia)
LDS Church College Pesega (Pesega)
Channel College (Moamoa)