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St Pauls take Siteki Inter Schools Tournament

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St Pauls Catholic Primary "The Winners"St Pauls Primary came out the eventual winners of the U/14's Inter Schools Rugby Tournament held at the Assembly of God High School sports ground in Siteki over the weekend. Six schools from around the town of Siteki in the Lowveld participated in the Tournament, which was the first of its kind held in Siteki.


St Pauls beat Khalakahle Primary 5-0 in the first Semi Final and St Boniface Primary defeated Lonhlupheko Primary in the second Semi fianl to make for an exciting Final between St Pauls and St Boniface. Both teams played hard running Rugby and defended like Trojans, but it was to be St Pauls who broke the scoring dead lock and go over for two tries in the last five minutes of the second half to win 10-0. Swaziland Rugby Union Development Coach Maswazi Dlamini said "the final could of gone either way as both teams were strong in both attack and defence, but St Pauls managed to break the St Boniface defence and run in two quick tries. We are excited at the standard of Rugby played here today and there are a few players who will be asked to join the Elite Training squad" added Dlamini. Swaziland Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson said he was delighted with the turn out and thanked the six schools their coaches and players for taking part in the Tournament. It is marvellous the schools in the Siteki area have taken the game of Rugby to their hearts and have decided to form a Rugby Club in the town, the Swaziland Rugby Union will definitely be sending an invitation to the Siteki schools to play in the up and coming schools and Club tournaments.Sibongumusa Maziya "Player of the Tournament"Lonhlupheko attackSiteki Nazarene & St Pauls battle for the ball Marking the line "Swazi style" Assembly of God on the break