TOVOLEA retained the Ka Levu shield on Saturday after it defeated Ravuka Sharks 18-17 in the Nadroga club rugby challenge at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka last weekend.
Tovolea started strongly and led 18-10 with about 10 minutes remaining. A powerful late rally by Ravuka saw them run the ball from inside their 22 metre-line to score a try beside the post. The successful conversion saw the scores at 18-17 but Tovolea held on till the final whistle.
QUALITY Rentals has come in to help develop the game of netball in the Nadroga area. The car company is the major sponsor for this weekend's Quality Rentals Coral Coast Netball 7s to be held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Tournament organiser Judy Kumar said they were fortunate to have Quality Rentals come in as their major sponsor especially for this one-day tournament. Kumar said they had other sponsors who were willing to come in and support the game in the area. The winner of the tournament will receive $500, the runner-up $250 while the losing semi-finalists will each take home $100.
TWO Police dogs helped officers and security guards control the crowd at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka last Saturday during Nadroga's Farebrother Sullivan trophy defence against Nadi. The match between arch rivals Nadroga and Nadi drew a large crowd and it was the biggest seen from the first three Farebrother title matches. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was also at Lawaqa Park to witness the battle of old rugby enemies.
THE Veiyasana Volleyball Association started their weekly competition at the Drekeiwaila courts in Wainibuku over the weekend. Four men's teams were part of last Saturday's opening while the officials have received more interest from other clubs. Association official Jale Raguru urged interested clubs to join the association. VVA was established in 2005. Raguru said they wanted to revive the sport again within the area.
THE Fiji National Rugby League is planning to revive its 7s tournament where they invite National Rugby League (NRL) clubs to participate. The tournament which was started in 1994, known as the Air Pacific 7s tournament has attracted top NRL clubs like the Brisbane Broncos. FNRL chairman Peni Musunamasi said they would consider staging the event after the Rugby League World Cup next year. "We want to bring back the Air Pacific international 7s we used to have in 1994 and invite NRL clubs so we could test the skills of our local boys," he said.