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Police Blue On Track To Defend Marist 7s Title

Blue side laced with Olympians Samisoni Viriviri and Kitione Taliga also had the services of Filipe Sauturaga, Terio Tamani, Manueli Laqai, Rusiate Matai and best player of the tournament Joseva Kurucuve.
23 Feb 2020 13:34
Police Blue On Track To Defend Marist 7s Title
POLICE DOMINATE NAWAKA 7s... Members of the Police Blue and Police White 7s teams celebrate with officials, major sponsors, fans, family and other stakeholders when they were crowned champion and runner-up after the Cup final of the 33rd Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on February 22, 2020. Police Blue beat Police White 31-19, successfully defending their title. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Kepony Paul captained- Police Blue side continued their dominance in claiming the 33rd Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night.

The side beat Police White 31-19 in the grand final.

Blue side laced with Olympians Samisoni Viriviri and Kitione Taliga also had the services of Filipe Sauturaga, Terio Tamani, Manueli Laqai, Rusiate Matai and best player of the tournament Joseva Kurucuve.

The Police White had the services of Peceli Nacebe and former Penrith Panthers Under-20 winger Sakeo Railoa.

Paul said, “We are really happy with this victory.

“It is history in the making because I have never heard of two Police teams playing each other in the Nawaka 7s final.”

WHAT’S NEXT

He said the side would be back into business mood come Monday, as they prepare to defend the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s title in Suva.

“We will enjoy this victory and focus on the next task which is the Marist 7s.

“This is the result of all the hard work that we have done. Especially we have been bonding for the past two weeks.

“We are the defending champions of the Marist 7s. it is back to hard work next week.

“We need to improve our discipline. We got a few cards in the quarter-final and the semi-final.”

In the Cup semi-finals: Police Blue beat Raiwasa Taveuni 19-0 while Police White dumped Canterbury Fijians 19-5.

FELLOW FIJIANS FINAL

The Eddie Warid captained Suva Black side walloped Nadi A 24-7 in the Fellow Fijians category final..

Suva led 24-7 after the leading 12-0 at the breather. Tries for Suva came from Mohammed Hassad, Shabnil Prasad, and Nathan Narayan.

Manager Ritesh Gosai said, “We thanked the organisers for thinking about us.

“We had a good one-day tournament and we hope other organisers give us such a grand platform. We need to grow and bring our game to compete in the open grades.”

OTHER RESULTS

Cup Quarter-finals: Wardens 10-19 Police Blue, Raiwasa Taveuni 10-5 Blue Diamond, Police 7-5 White Indulgence Fiji, Tabadamu 14-15 Canterbury Fiji;

Results: (Spoon): Quarter-finals: GPS Gallopers 12-5 Nabau, Shangri La 24-7 Koroine, Mosi 19-12 Red Rock, Vuda Green 12-7 Nasivikoso Saints; Semi-finals: GPS Gallopers 12-17 Shangri La, Mosi 14-5 Vuda Green; Final: Mosi 5- 12 Shangri-La.

(Shield): Quarter-finals: TF Army 0-7 Ratu Filise, Lami Cavaliers 7-10 Hydro, Nabouwalu Select 0-22 Nawaka Black, Army Green 19-14 Saunaka; Semi-finals: Ratu Filise 27-5 Hydro, Nawaka Black 17-12 Army Green; Final: Nawaka Black 17–12 Ratu Filise

(Bowl): Quarter-finals: Buinivai 17-14 Veilomani Combo, Seniboro 12-17 Westfield, BNK Brothers 7-0 Fire Suva, Army Red 5-24 Uluinakau; Semi-finals: Biunivai 12-7 Westfield, Uluinakau 12-0 BNK Brothers; Final:

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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