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Warriors thrive on Fijian benefits

Western Warriors won the first leg of the Carlton Sevens (International Player Segment) thanks to a complement of five Fijians when they beat the Southern Sharks 14-12 in the tournament’s
14 Aug 2014 08:18
Warriors thrive on Fijian benefits
Members of the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians side in Japan.

Western Warriors won the first leg of the Carlton Sevens (International Player Segment) thanks to a complement of five Fijians when they beat the Southern Sharks 14-12 in the tournament’s final at Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka last weekend.

Fijians in the team included former national 7s captain Setefano Cakau, Vodafone Fiji 7s rep Joeli Lutumailagi and Waisea Nacuqu.

While the winners, led by Yoshitha Rajapaksa, enjoyed the luxury of having five Fijians in the team, two of them already localised, all other rival sides had to settle for their quota of three foreigners per side.

Western Warriors knocked out the Uva Vipers 36-0 while the Sharks beat the Central Kings 28-14 in the semi finals to qualify for the final.But both the Sharks and the Warriors had some jolting moments in the quarter finals when they narrowly won beating North Central Typhoons 17-12 and Eastern Eagles 19-12 respectively.

The Western Warriors will carry a tally of 25 points while the Sharks possess 22 points that they will take into the second Leg of the championship at the Race Course ground in Colombo. Results: Cup final: Western Warriors beat Southern Sharks (14-12). Cup semis: Southern Sharks beat Kings (28-14) and Western Warriors beat Uva Vipers (36-0). The Nation

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