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By WAISEA NASOKIA
Despite the wet weather, the 26th Fiji Bitter Nawaka Sevens attracted a good crowd and the quality of the games keeps on getting better.
The comment was made by MH Red Rock mentor Lote Rasiga after 64 teams, excluding U18 teams and two women’s teams, took part in the biggest 7s tournament in the Western division in the last two days.
Rasiga said the Nawaka Sevens was a great opportunity for locals to showcase their talents.
“I’m really proud to see it’s growing each year,” Rasiga said.
“It also offers a great pathway for future talents to progress further especially with the World Cup coming up this year.
“I’d like to thank the organising committee for a job well done. Its keeps on getting better every year.”
Meanwhile, a minute of silence was observed before the first semifinal of the main competition. Tournament marketing and public relationS officer Mere Gaunavou said that was a mark of respect to the late Tui Nawaka Ratu Manasa Qoro Naevo and former national rep, the late Sainivalati Laulau.
Gaunavou said the crowd turnout was unbelievable.
“We expect the tournament to go bigger and bigger next year and we thank the people for their support.”
Results: Eliminations: Army Green 19-7 Ratu Filise Blue, Army Red 21-0 Saunaka, Vuda Green 7- 14 Sabeto, Tale Babas 21-5 Veiyasana Senikau, Warden Gold 26-0 Seinibiau, West Police 26-0 Nawaka White, Yamacia 10-5 Draulu, Wadigi 12-7 Coastal Rentals Stallion, Koroba 19-19 Nawaka Black (Nawaka won, first try), Samurai 10-14 Tovolea Nadroga.