Rugby | SPORTS

Loss Fails To Deter Ba River’s Focus On Third Time Lucky

A J Pallets Ba River Under-21 is going for a third time lucky come the Fiji Bitter Malake sevens tournament after been beaten for the second time by Dominion Brothers this month.
26 Mar 2022 16:30
Loss Fails To Deter Ba River’s Focus On Third Time Lucky
AJ Pallets Ba River Under-21 players and officials receive their runners-up prize during the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on March 26, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord

A J Pallets Ba River Under-21 is going for a third time lucky come the Fiji Bitter Malake sevens tournament after been beaten for the second time by Dominion Brothers this month.

The Pio Tuwai coached side went down to defending champions Dominion Brothers 15-0 in the U-21 final of the 46th Fiji Bitter Marist sevens at the ANZ stadium today (Saturday, March 26, 2022).

“We are coming back better in two weeks; they have beaten us twice in two finals. We are going back to Votua to regroup and return for the Malake sevens better,” the former national sevens offload king said.

The two had first met in the final of the Fiji Bitter Nawaka sports carnival at Prince Park on March 3-5.

The Votua side is made up of Years 11 to 13 students who attend A D Patel College, Khalsa College and Ba Provincial School.

“We were determined to come and wrestle this trophy but God had other plans, we will continually praise Him for giving us good health and talents,” he said.

Tuwai signaled out his cousin Josua Tuisova as the player to keep an eye out on in future.

“These young men are all from Votua. They have been training together for two months.

“Age wise these players’ ages range between17-19.

“They are students who have studies and projects so it is never full time training.

“We had to work around their school programme.”

Then it is not difficult for the young players to take cue as rugby sevens is synonymous to Votua, the village has produced sevens greats like Tuwai, Josua Tuisova (the bus), Waisea Nacuqu and Filipo Nakosi.

Apart from picking up the silver medal Ba River also received $1000 and a copy of the autobiography -Emperor Bosco.

Feedbacks: karalaini.waqanidrola@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Subscribe-to-Newspaper