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First Light Taveuni field two teams for Marist 7s The Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast 7s champions First Light Taveuni have confirmed their participation in the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s
07 Mar 2017 11:00
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First Light Taveuni rugby 7s players before their training run in Waiyevo, Taveuni yesterday. They are fielding two teams for the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament. Photo: Qiolele Tikoilabasa

First Light Taveuni field two teams for Marist 7s

The Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast 7s champions First Light Taveuni have confirmed their participation in the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament at the ANZ Stadium, Suva from March 24-25.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday First Light Taveuni rugby 7s manager Qiolele Tikoilabasa said they are anticipating a good competition and are prepared to take up the challenge.

“We are looking forward to the games and to play against some of the good teams in the tournament,” Tikoilabasa said from his Taveuni home.

“Preparations are coming out well and players had been training for over a month now and we are hoping to play to our best at the Marist 7s.”

Qiolele also confirmed that this would be the first time that they would be fielding two teams in the Fiji Bitter sponsored Marist 7s tournament.

“We have a total of 15 players’ altogether and we have also paid our registration fees of $1200 for both teams in Marist 7s tournament. We are hopeful to be the first team from the island to win the Marist 7s tournament,” Tikoilabasa added.

The Taveuni based-side will be having four new players in the team. This weekend both teams will be playing in the Uluinakau rugby club 7s tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori as a build-up to the Marist 7s tournament.

The teams leave Taveuni today as they head to Suva to finalise their preparations.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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