Change in Rugby 7s venue

The Pacific Games Office, World Rugby and Samoa Rugby Union has announced that the Rugby 7s Competition venue for the XVI Pacific Games has now been relocated to Marist St Josephs Sports Stadium in Lotopa.

The wet conditions and high surface traffic at Apia Park have contributed to the decision to move the venue to the stadium located on the western side of Apia.

The decision to relocate was jointly made with the International Federation Technical Delegate from World Rugby, and the Samoa Rugby Union in the interests of Player Welfare and Safety. 

Apia Park Stadium has been used this past week for the Opening Ceremony and Rugby League 9s competition. The Stadium is scheduled to host the sport of Athletics in week two of the Games. 

Due the change of venue, the competition schedule has been revised to commence at 8am on both competition days. A decision to further truncate the schedule if weather conditions continues, will be made on Thursday 11 July.

Ticketing information for the Rugby 7s will be released by the Office later today.