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Yasawa Official Tells Of 7s Mission

The Pacific Island Air Yasawa 7s team are looking forward to make their mark in the 42nd Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament. The side are not only competing for the
20 Mar 2018 10:00
Yasawa Official Tells Of 7s Mission
Pacific Island Air Yasawa 7s players during training at Nadovu Park, Lautoka on March 19, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Pacific Island Air Yasawa 7s team are looking forward to make their mark in the 42nd Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament.

The side are not only competing for the lucrative prize-money they want to secure overseas contracts for their players as well.

They made their debut at the Marist tournament in 2016 where they reached the Cup final and lost 24-12 to Tabadamu Red.

Last year they reached the Cup semifinal with Fiji Airways Fijians 7s rover Kalioni Nasoko playing a crucial role in their campaign.

According to assistant coach/trainer Eroni Seru, after two years of participating, it has enabled nine of their players to secure overseas contracts.

“The pioneers of this team have managed to sign overseas contracts,” he said.

“We managed to send five players in the first year and four more in the second.

“The Marist 7s has assisted our club in developing our players.”

Seru said at this time, they have students who were part of the team which are training at Nadovu Park, Lautoka.

“The rest of the players train in Yasawa and we always meet-up before the tournament.

“This team is solely for the boys in the tikina of Yasawa but we also had the privilege of taking in players from Ra and Kadavu who have maternal links to Yasawa.”

Yasawa are in Pool 7 alongside the Flagstaff Rugby Club, Saint John Namena (Natovi) and Team Tuvalu.

– Edited  by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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