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Daveta Win $20,000

Fijian club Daveta were $20,000 richer last night after clinching the 2014 Central Coast 7s tournament in Australia following a thrilling final over top bet Wellington. Team manager Paula Biu
27 Oct 2014 12:01
Daveta Win $20,000
Daveta team celebrates after winning the Central Coast 7s in Sydney last night. Photo: Central Coast 7s

Fijian club Daveta were $20,000 richer last night after clinching the 2014 Central Coast 7s tournament in Australia following a thrilling final over top bet Wellington.

Team manager Paula Biu said it was a tough final.

“We were expecting that from Wellington but we managed to come through,” Biu said.

“This is our first time in this tournament and we found it tough from the first game to the final. It is great exposure for our boys from the villages back home.”

Having the services of Vodafone Fiji 7s reps Jerry Tuwai, Apisai Domolailai and Viliame Mata as well as former 7s rep Emosi Vucago, the new champions clinched the top spot after beating the New Zealand side 31-19.

The Fijians got off to a dazzling start after Mata scored what was the fastest try in the history of the five-year tournament. Both sides eventually tied 14-14 at halftime. Daveta started off the second half strong again with another score, dominating much possession.

Wellington momentarily gained some hope with a try to bring them close 19-26 but a last minute try by Daveta ended the game with the Fijians walking away with the trophy, $20,000 prizemoney and title.

Adding to the sweet victory, former national 7s rep Vucago was named Most Valuable Player.

In the other finals, American side Tiger Rugby won the Men’s Plate beating Warringah 19-14, Sunnybank beat Fijian side Nabua 12-5 in the Men’s Presilient Boot final and Tribe won the Boost Juice Ball final 12-5 over Eagles.

In the women’s competition, Canadian women’s powerhouse Maple Leafs devastated home grown Aussie Pearls 43-7 to win the Women’s Cup, Sydney Fiji Ranadi featuring Fijian Josephine Bavatu won the  Presilient Boot final beating Te Whanau 22-17, Tribe won the women’s Plate beating Greater Sydney Rams 10-5 and Sunnybank won the Boost Juice Ball final 17-0 over Stars Rugby.

The Telecom Fijiana lost 10-22 to the Aussie Pearls in the Cup semifinal.

Feedback:  eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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