Rugby

Two Fiji 7s Team In Mobil Uprising 7s

The exciting bid in this tournament is that it will base strictly on the 16 teams as it is in the HSBC Sevens Series and we will be work­ing exactly to HSBC timing.
20 Jan 2021 13:51
Two Fiji 7s Team In Mobil Uprising 7s
From left Koromakawa Rentals manager Rajeev Prasad,Mobil Fiji CEO Adi Tamara with Mobil Uprising 7s tournament organiszer Ropate Kauvesi after the sponsorhip announcement at the ANZ Level 1 conference room in Suva on January 19, 2021. Photo: Simione Haravanua

After a week out playing with their clubs in the Super Seven Series the Fiji 7s team will be fielding two teams at the Mobil Uprising 7s tournament.

This was confirmed by the tournaments organizing committee during their sponsor­ship announcement yesterday.

The Mobil Uprising 7s tournament is sched­uled for the 29th-30th of this month at the Uprising Sports Centre in Deuba as part of the Fiji 7s teams’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Organizer Ropate Kauvesi said tournament will follow the HSBC Sevens format.

“The exciting bid in this tournament is that it will base strictly on the 16 teams as it is in the HSBC Sevens Series and we will be work­ing exactly to HSBC timing. We are delighted to let the public and the world know that two Fiji teams will be participating in this tour­nament,” he said.

“There will be two Fijiana teams and four local teams that will be participating.

“We will also have the 14 best teams in Fiji competing against them so we are trying to get the players in those 14 clubs to put their hands up as well and it will give Gareth Baber another view from looking at these players competing with players in the na­tional squad who are in camp right now.

“This will also allow our management team in the 7s team to basically help our players understand their recovery period between games as they build up towards the Olym­pics which is especially important because re­covering in any sevens tournament is huge. The quicker you recover the quicker you get ready for the next game.”

Turf

“We should expect a slippery turf on a nice hot day so just take in a lot of fluid because it will be a fast pace game playing in that turf whether it rains it as well will be an enjoy­able two days of exciting rugby.”

Fans

Come down and enjoy good rugby and the entry fee is $5 flat so fans can come down and witness our boys in action.

Sitting capacity

“We can put 200 in the stands so all around us can fill about 2000

This is not part of the super series but we are working with Gareth as a back to back for the series so that players quickly adjust to the timing and the recovery of their bod­ies through the week so this was a discussion I had with Baber last year,” Kauvesi said.

“Prize money for the winner is $5000 for the women is $2000

Registration fees is $500 for men and $200 for women.”

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.fj

 



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