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Veteran Tuwai Shines For Ba River

Former national sevens star forward Pio Tuwai guided his young Ba River side to top their pool in the Mana Whey Sevens at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yesterday. Tuwai showed that
16 Dec 2017 10:00
Veteran Tuwai Shines For Ba River
Veteran Pio Tuwai dives over to score while playing for the national sevens team. The lanky forward is on a comeback trail to play for the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team. Photo: Zimbio

Former national sevens star forward Pio Tuwai guided his young Ba River side to top their pool in the Mana Whey Sevens at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yesterday.

Tuwai showed that he still has his class of old as they enter today’s elimination rounds without conceding a try. They are the top bet to take out the prizemoney at the end of play today.

Ba River trounced Bethany Young Boys Vuda 21-0 in their first match and then went on to score a narrow 7-0 victory over Vitogo Two.

They won by default over Yamacia in their final match.

Tournament co-ordinator Sikeli Soqonaiawa said the other top prospects for the final was Shipping Services Suva Stallions.

The team, made up of Nadroga players staying in Suva topped their pool with a 14-7 win over SRS Henibua, 21-7 win over Draulu and a default win over Naviyago.

Matches continue on the rain drenched Churchill Park today with the 22 teams who have turned-up. ”

Meanwhile, Tuwai has been playing in several local tournaments and should be considered for national selection for 2017/18 World Sevens Series tournaments.

Last Saturday, he teamed with Olympian Masivesi Dakuwaqa as they helped Team Niuboto Brothers win their $10,000 tournament in Kadavu.

Early this year he also played for McDonald’s Saunaka as they won the CMF Northern 7s tournament at Subrail Park, Labasa.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 



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