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USP Nines to Get Bigger, Says Official

The 57 Babaas won the inaugural University of the South Pacific (USP) Islanders Nines tournament after they scored an upset 22-12 win over Davuilevu Knights in the final. Being their
17 Jan 2017 12:58
USP Nines to Get Bigger, Says Official
Josateki Ravulo tries to burst through the Babaas defence during the USP Nines tournament at Buckhurst Park, Suva. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

The 57 Babaas won the inaugural University of the South Pacific (USP) Islanders Nines tournament after they scored an upset 22-12 win over Davuilevu Knights in the final.

Being their first ever tournament, USP Islanders chairman Aseri Uluinavucu told SUNsports that they hope to not only expose their  team but to provide game time during the off season He said they are now aiming to make the event bigger.

“The tournament has been a very successful one. We have seen some good competition,” Uluinavucu said.

“We have some well-known names in the tournament and this is the perfect build- up that our boys needed. But we also want to grow this tournament and make it even bigger in the future and possibly attract more teams then we already have now.  The good thing about the tournament is that it is played during the off season where all these teams are just about getting ready for the season to start.”

Results: Kinoya Sea Eagles 0-14 57 Babaas, Cunningham Kings 6-10 Makoi Bulldogs, Topline Warriors 10-4 USP Islander, Topline Warriors 10-16 Powerade, USP Islanders 6-12 Kinoya Sea Eagles, Powerade 18-14 Cunningham Kings, Makoi Bulldogs 8-4 Davuilevu Knights, Davuilevu Knights 16-14 Powerade, Kinoya Sea Eagles 12-22 Topline Warriors 2, Cunningham Kings 14-4 Topline Warriors,  Topline Warriors 4-26 Davuilevu Knights, USP Islanders 10-20 57 Babaas, Powerade 4-8 Makoi Bulldogs, 57 Babaas 10-0 Topline Warriors, Makoi Bulldogs 28-6 Topline Warriors, Davuilevu Kings 14-10 Cunningham Kings.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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