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Tuwai Tipped To Lead Westfield Reps

Two-time defending champions Westfield Tokatoka Dragons will be the team to beat in the 4th FWCC Martintar 7s Tournament that will be held at Prince Charles Park in Nadi this
27 Apr 2017 11:56
Tuwai Tipped To Lead Westfield Reps
Westfield Tokatoka Dragons 7's team during training at the AFL ground in Namaka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Two-time defending champions Westfield Tokatoka Dragons will be the team to beat in the 4th FWCC Martintar 7s Tournament that will be held at Prince Charles Park in Nadi this weekend.

The side will likely be captained by Vodafone 7’s rep Pio Tuwai and is awaiting release from the national reps in camp.

Team manager Pesi Nasua said Pio Tuwai was likely to be the captain of the team.

“Right now Pio Tuwai will lead the side, Samuela Saqiwa is confirmed to play for the team,” he said.

“Well preparation is underway, although last year we missed out on the cup, so we are working on our weakness from last year and we are working and training very hard to improve our game so we can grab the cup this year.

“I have been telling the coach that even though some of the boys have secured contracts and moved on, but we are trying to get in new players as well.

He added if 7s reps are released then Waisea Nacuqu, Vatemo Ravouvou, Setareki Bituniyata would be included, while Masivesi Dakuwaqa is in Kadavu.

Martintar 7s Official Timoci Waqaniburotu said 10 Pools of four teams have been drawn.

Defending champions Wardens Gold leads Pool 1 with Vuda, Nadi Police Youth and Malolo Hewa.

2017 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s champion Tabadamu, Police, Westfield Tokatoka Dragons, First Light Taveuni, Fiji Bitter Nawaka, Yasawa and MacDonald Saunaka are the other top teams in their pools.

Four women’s teams from the West will also take part in the two-day tournament.

He said BLK have agreed to provide the uniforms to the officials of the Martintar 7s tournament.

The tournament kicks-off at 9am on Friday as defending champions Wardens Gold takes on Vuda.

The entry fee to the ground is $6 for adults $2 for under 12years. The final is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

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