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Mini 7s Tournament To Determine North’s Top 2

“We’ve taken into consideration that most of these teams have not played after the Cyclones Yasa and Ana had struck them,” O’Connor said.
11 Mar 2021 13:54
Mini 7s Tournament To Determine North’s Top 2
Raiwasa Taveuni rugby 7s team during training in Waiyevo on March 10, 2021 Raiwasa Taveuni are on second spot of the Super Sevens Series. Photo: Soko Vakacegu

A mini rugby sevens tournament is going to be staged at Savusavu this weekend, to determine the two Vanua Levu teams to play in the third leg of the Super Sevens Series.

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer, John O’Connor told SUNsports yesterday there are four to five clubs in the North, that have expressed their interest to play in the series.

“We’ve taken into consideration that most of these teams have not played after the Cyclones Yasa and Ana had struck them,” O’Connor said.

“So we are giving teams a chance to fight for the two spots available in the series. The mini-tournament will be played in a round robin basis to determine the top two teams that’ll qualify.”

The third leg of the Super Sevens Series will be played on March 19-20 at Ratu Ganilau Park, Savusavu.

O’Connor also confirmed that FRU has respected and accepted the decision by the Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu to suspend Police White from participating in the series due to a punching incident during the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s tournament.

“A decision has been made for Dominion Brothers to replace Police White,” O’Connor added.

Series coordinator Sale Sorovaki has issued a strong warning to teams and players to maintain discipline during the tournament.

“It’s unfortunate and it is something that we want to get rid off in our game,” the former Flying Fijians captain said.

“We’re going to come down hard on players that break the law of the game. We’re hoping the players learn to play within the boundaries and the laws of the game.

“The referees can call the game as the way they see it.

“We all know that they have two sets of eyes and the decisions they make is based on what they see.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj



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