TWO top local touch rugby clubs, Browning Bombers and Raiwaqa Flyers, have maintained their lead at the top of their respective grade pools after seven rounds of competition in the Suva Touch weekly meet.
The last round of pool games were completed on Saturday at Furnival Park in Toorak and the two teams are expected to be top seeds in the play-offs next weekend.
Fiji Touch Association president Georgina Lasaqa said the Bombers lead the Super Premier grade of the men's competition while Flyers are second.
"And in the mixed grade, Flyers lead pool one while Bombers lead pool two," Lasaqa said. "It just goes to show that experience counts because both Bombers and Flyers have a lot of experienced players.
"And these two teams are continuously recruiting players and developing them in the respective age grades so they have good seasoned players by the time they advance to the top grade."
Lasaqa said the teams for the play-offs will be known by Tuesday but the actual draws would be revealed on Thursday.
"We have to go back and tally the points and check the registration status of the teams to see if they are properly registered or have paid their fees.
"After a thorough review of the points table and their registration status, we will be able to determine the teams for the play-offs."
The weekly competition finally has a sponsor, Extreme Solutions.
"We had them at one time and then we lost them but we are happy to have them back with us. We will properly meet with them sometime next week to discuss the actual deal," Lasaqa said.