23 Jan 2012

Sport: New sevens tournament to be held in American Samoa

11:58 am on 23 January 2012

The inaugural Marist Old Boys Pago Rugby Sevens tournament is to be held in April at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

The President of Marist Old Boys-Pago, Toleafoa Isitolo Wulf says teams from Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tonga and American Samoa will compete at the event, which is being funded by a local business, Tautua Mo Oe.

The association says they're hosting the tournament to improve the territory's rugby status and relationship with the International Rugby Board.

The tournament is being planned for the weekend before Flag Day on April 17.