House Rugby Sevens Competition


31 January 2014 | General Interest

House Rugby 7s Touch


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Samoa takes its rugby very seriously. News regarding the national team, the Manu Samoa, is often in the headlines. The national women’s team is internationally competitive. Every afternoon the local village youth play “friendly matches” against each other. Training is a serious affair and the training regime is often gruelling.

It is easy to understand then why the inaugural Don Bosco Alafua House Rugby 7s competition was so eagerly anticipated by all the students. The competition was launched as part of celebrations for the feast of Don Bosco and will continue throughout Term 1.

The competition also saw the launching of House Patrons to complement the colours by which the Houses had been previously known:

  • Blue House is now called De Sales, after St Francis de Sales, who was Don Bosco’s patron
  • Green House is now called Hans, after Fr Hans Dopheide, the founding Principal of Don Bosco
  • Red is now known as Rua House, after Blessed Michael Rua, Don Bosco’s successor
  • Yellow House is now called Savio, after St Dominic Savio, Don Bosco’s most famous pupil and one of the youngest saints in the history of the Church.