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Rugby Stars Boost Mokani 7s

Rugby Stars Boost Mokani 7s
The Stryder womens rugby team taking part at the Mo0kani 7's tournament on June 30th, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga
July 01
11:00 2017

 

Several France based-players played for their respective clubs and set the Fiji Bitter Mokani Sevens tournament alight at the Mokani school ground, Tailevu yesterday.

La Rochelle and former Fijian 7s winger Sireli Bobo appeared for Tabadamu as he combined with veteran Nasoni Roko.

In the women’s competition, Stade Rennais reps and former Telecom Fijiana stars Litia Naiqato and Lusiana Basei played for Striders.

Tournament official Maika Tauribau said every year they value the participation of star rugby players as they help in the development of upcoming players.

He indicated that apart from the overseas based- players they were delighted to see former national 7s playmakers like Livai Ikanikoda and Peni Daunimeke playing as well.

Tauribau said their 7s tournament first started in 1997 while Fiji Bitter had been backing all their sporting activities since 1987.

“For the last few years funds collected from our sevens tournament has been directed to the construction of the village rugby gym.”

He pointed out that they are expecting to complete their first phase of construction in August.

“That’s the first stage and then we will work on the construction of a multi-purpose hall and finally we’ll work on the fencing.

“We’re grateful to Fiji Bitter for backing us all the time.”

Tauribau said judging from the results Tabadamu and Uluinakau Babaas are favourites to win the $3000 at stake.

“But anything can happen in 7s,” he added.

Meanwhile, the women and mixed netball competitions continued on at the village ground.

RESULTS

Men: Fiji Bitter Mokani 24-14 Namako, Tabadamu WBD Uro Kadavu, Newborn Waibasaga 14-14 Mataravua, Uluinakau Babaas 31-5 Lomavata, Police 14-5 Nakaiolo Brothers, Samurai Barracudas 22-5 Natoba (Vunaniu), 10.38am Navunisereki 39-12 Tovolea Knights, Kecisemani 7-5 Coastal Ewaca Babaas, Evergreen (Wailoku) 17-7 Namuamua Blues, Dravo 10-10 Radisson Denarau, Laselevu 7-12 Marist, Newtown 15-12  Morgan City West, Mokani 12-21 Navunisereki, Tabadamu 28-5 Kecisemani, Newborn Waibasaga 12-5 Evergreen (Wailoku), Uluinakau Babaas 24-10 Dravo; Women: Marist 56-0 Mokani, Striders 48-5 Waisere

PRIZES AT STAKE

Men: Cup Winner: $3000,

Cup Runner-Up: $1000, Losing Semi-finalists: $400 each:

Plate Winner: $500, Plate Runner-Up $250; Bowl

Winner: $300, Bowl Runner-Up: $150: Shield Winner: $250, Shield Runner-Up: $50, Best Player: $50.

Women: Cup Winner: $1000, Cup Runner-Up: $500, Third Place: $300, Fourth Place: $200, Best Player: $50

WHAT’S ON TODAY

8.30am Mokani v Tovolea Knights, 8.44am Uro Kadavu v Kecisemani, 8.58am Uluinakau Babaas v Radisson Denarau, 9.26am Police v Marist, 9.40am Samurai Barracudas v Morgan City West, 9.54am Marist v Striders, 10.28am Knock-out commences

 

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