THE Navosa Rugby Union (NRU) has started its revival process with the Kaicolo Cup competition to be held at Vatureba Park in Keiyasi this Saturday.
A total of 16 teams from the Navosa region (Valley Road) play in this inaugural club competition which started last week.
Union secretary Peceli Derederenalagi said the Kaicolo Cup competition would be used to select the Navosa 15s squad for the Fiji Rugby Union B-division games in August.
Navosa slipped to the tier two provincial competitions after losing to Vatukoula last year.
Jay Whyte, the president and major sponsor of NRU, said they started their season with a successful first annual Tako Lavo Tens in March, which was won by Nasaunivalu.
"We have moved now into our sudden death tournament, Kaicolo Cup, which is in its first year of competition," Whyte said.
"First prize of $4000 is on offer to the team that goes through undefeated."
Whyte said the name of the Cup came about due to the fact these teams were made up of people referred to as Kaicolo.
"We wanted to put pride into a name which is sometimes used as a negative, we wanted to take back ownership of this name and give the people reasons to be proud to be called a Kaicolo," he said.
"The teams that competed on the weekend were of very high standard, with the head coach Kele Leawere observing and taking notes as to players who could potentially join the Navosa Warriors squad."
The competition continues this Saturday.
(1st round) ù Natuatuacoko 12 Namataku 8, Veilomani 22 Nasivikoso 10, Korolevu 8 Vatutoko 5, Nabau 11 Nasaunivalu 8.
This Saturday ù 9am Nasikawa Blues- Korolaulau (Nacocolevu grounds), 11:00 Ruwailevu Reds- Bolabola (Nacocolevu), 1:00 Tuwalu- Nasikawa (Vatureba), 3:00 Nanoko-Mosimosi (Vatureba)