SANIX World Rugby Youth Champions

Congratulations to our Rugby 7s team who travelled to Japan to compete in the SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament over the holidays.  We are very proud of you as individuals and as a team for representing New Zealand and St Mary’s College so well.  The dedication and commitment this team has shown has rewarded them with this amazing result.

The tournament was made up of teams from around the world including England, Australia, Japan & Hong Kong.  The girls worked really hard and were unbeaten throughout the tournament.

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Team Members:  

Olivia Aunoa
Cheyne Copeland (c)
Lomia Fa’amausili
Dhys Faleafaga
Lyric Faleafaga
Janaya Lau-Young
Ainsleyana Puleiata
Damaris Samani
Ivana Samani
Renee Savai’inaea
Laina Semu
Katalina Tai

Management Team:

Tuga Mativa (Coach)
Andi Hirini
Tony Meyers
Mark Hurley


Pool Matches:
SMC vs Hong Kong Sports School (27-5)
SMC vs Kokugakuin University Tochigi High School (31-20)
SMC vs Fukuoka Ladies Rugby Football Club (31-5)

Semi Final:
SMC vs Hartpury College (24-10)

SMC vs Kokugakuin University Tochigi High School (26-22)