The Business House Touch Rugby Championships kicked off last week.
The tournament is held at St. Joseph’s College Alafua.
Twenty-four teams are competing for the title this year. There are 35 government agencies and local businesses participating.
The tournament runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for eight consecutive weeks.
According to a report from the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated, the popularity of the sport among the business and government community has led to the rescheduling of the tournament to the beginning of the year to cater for new teams.
The Business House Touch Rugby Championships is also part of the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated strategic plan to strengthen the sport through the participants from private and public sectors by providing opportunities to network and establish a platform for teambuilding within workforce.
The opening round of the Business House Touch Rugby Championships this year also commemorated the International Women’s Day. It celebrated all women who have played and contributed to touch rugby over the years.
Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated is pleased to see new teams and fresh talent in this year’s tournament.
Business House Championship 2018 Pools:
Attorney General’s Office / Electric Power Corporation
Computer Services Limited / Samoa Life Assurance Corporation
Ministry Natural Resources and Environment
Ministry Public Enterprises / Unit Trust of Samoa
Scientific Research Organization of Samoa
Ministry of Finance
Central Bank of Samoa
Samoa Water Authority
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Isitolo Leota Chartered Accountants / Lesa ma Penn
National University of Samoa / South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Public Service Commission
British American Tobacco
Samoa Stationery and Books Ltd
Samoa Airport Authority
ACE Hardware / Samoa Builders Supplies
Land Transport Authority
Su’a and Pauga / Rugby League Samoa
Bank of South Pacific
Manutagi Taxi Stand
Samoa Shipping Corporation
RESULTS: from Round One
AG/EPC (7) v MNRE (6)
CSL/SLAC (9) v Bluesky (8)
MPE/UTOS (6) v ANZ (3)
Isitolo Leota/Lesa ma Penn (7) v PSC (6)
NUS/SPREP (5) v BAT (4)
SSAB (10) v SAA (2)
AG/EPC (7) v Bluesky (3)
MNRE (14) v ANZ (3)
CSL/SLAC (6) v MPE/UTOS (8)
SROS (9) v TRANSAM (4)
MOF (6) v CBS (4)
SWA (10) v MFAT/MPMC (2)
Isitolo Leota/Lesa ma Penn (6) v BAT (6)
PSC (5) v SAA (3)
NUS/SPREP (11) v SSAB (5)
ACE/SBS (12) v RLS/Su’a & Pauga (3)
LTA (6) v BSP (11)
Manutagi Taxi Stand (4) v SSC (3)