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Top Guns For Tiliva 7s

Fiji Rugby Union will be conducting training on Level 1 sevens rugby coaching certification and also a Level 1 sevens referee and match official.
18 Apr 2019 10:47
Top Guns For Tiliva 7s
Silverwaters Tiliva 7s and Netball Festival officials and 7s team managers in Suva on April 17, 2019. Photo: Etuate Tuqota.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s playmaker Livai Ikanikoda will be part of the champion Police Blue side that are going to play in the Silver­waters Tiliva 7s and Netball Festival which is on April 25-26.

This was confirmed during a press conference in Suva yesterday.

Festival official Epeli Vakatawa said the Police Blue side who are the Fiji Bit­ter Marist 7s champions have stepped in to replace Nawaka Black.

“The Police side have been put as the top seed for Pool D,” he said.

“Also we have the Ravuka Sharks from Nadroga who are guided by Mosese Volavola and Etonia Naba.”

Vakatawa said they are also happy that the Waimanu 7s team have con­firmed their participation.

“This is one of the experienced 7s rug­by club in the country,” he added.

Over the years Waimanu have pro­duced top 7s players like Sailosi Naite­qe (Jnr), Nasoni Roko, Rokini Kiliraki and the list goes on.

However, the Police Blue are expected to field Ikanikoda, Olympian Kitione Taliga, former Flying Fijians winger Alipate Ratini, Meli Kurisaru and Ru­siate Matai.

Vakatawa said they are grateful to the Fiji Rugby Union for supporting their tournament.

He said the FRU development manag­er Koli Sewabu has agreed that a devel­opment team led by Joeli Tubu would be conducting training on a Level 1 sevens rugby coaching certificate and also a Level 1 sevens referee and match official certificate.

‘We’re calling on those in Kadavu who are interested to attend the seminars and to be at Tiliva District School on April 24.”

For the netball, official Makereta Ko­robiau said they have 10 teams regis­tered with two coming from Suva.

“We’re still open in taking in teams and those that are interested can call us on 8673361,” she added.

Tiliva 7s Pools:

Pool A- Niubuto Uro Kadavu, Tiliva Gold, Silverwaters Babaas, Warrior Young Boys; Pool B- 205 Dive Rugby, Ul­uinakau, Lagalevu, Tiliva Red; Pool C- Lebaivalu, Navuso, Senibiau, Naiqoro 1; Pool D- Police, Nakasaleka Maroon, Sidefloat Buliya, Jirisamuta; Pool E- Waimanu, Vacalea Young Boys, Dravu­walu, Saints; Pool F- Ravuka Sharks, Nasikawa Blues, Narikoso, Makoi War­riors.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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