(SAMOA) — Shields have been introduced in Zone A's six-week Rugby 15-a-side competition with Avele winning the U-15 and U-17 shields and Leifiifi the U-19 on opening day of the 2018 season.
Avele College took the U-15 shield after they defeated Leifiifi 15-5.
Avele's U-17 squad beat Falealili College by two points, the game ending 5-3 Fulltime.
Leifiifi College defeated Samoa College 29-18 to claim the U-19 shield.
The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture opened its 2018 Rugby 15-a-side tournament Thursday, March 8.
Zone A rugby is every Thursday at Leifiifi Field with the shields up for grabs each week.
The shields were introduced as an incentive to have teams participate each week, especially after a team loss the previous week.
Avele currently has two shields in its possession.
Leifiifi has one.