Rewa Delta 7s confirm date

LIMITED spots remain for the Rewa Delta 7s tournament that will be played this Saturday.

A total of 32 teams are required for the Perfect Aluminium-sponsored event that will be held at the Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Tournament organiser Apolosi Vakaloloma said all entries would close tomorrow and that’s when they would know how to organise the pool draws.

Defending champion Red Rock will be back to defend the main title and last year’s U20 title winners Duavata Naselai will also be back in a bid for a back to back title shot.

“Red Rock would field two teams in the tournament,” Vakaloloma said.

“Also Wardens, Waimanu, Tabadamu and Uluinakau are some of the other top teams confirmed for the main event.

“And in the U20 competition, newly crowned Deans champion Lelean would also field a team in the tournament.”

Meanwhile, tournament sponsors Perfect Aluminium and Glass Solutions handed over a cheque worth $1000 to Vakaloloma yesterday.

Company managing director Dharmendra Kumar said they were very staunch supporters of rugby.

“We may not be directly related to rugby but we will always support it,” he said.

“Sevens is our national sport and we wanted to contribute towards its growth and development.

“This is a small tournament with many village teams and we want them to put on a good show at the Ratu Cakobau Park on Saturday.”

Vakaloloma said the sponsorship would help with the paying for the venue cost.