THE organisers of the Coral Coast Great Eight Sevens have confirmed the teams for the tournament to be held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka from November 2 to 3.
Only 24 teams will be accommodated in the tournament which will see the top eight teams qualify for the prestigious Coral Coast 7s from November 15 to 17.
Top local 7s clubs like Red Rock, Ratu Filise, Army, Barracudas and Police have confirmed their participation. Fiji's Coral Coast 7s chairman Jay Whyte said the tournament was building up to be an exciting one with six teams in the waiting list.
"We are happy to advise that we have received an abundance of team enquiries, however, we are maintaining the 24 team format, with eight pools of three teams," he said.
"Each team will play once in their pool, before the top two teams from each pool progress through to the Round of 16."
Whyte said the 16 teams would then face off in a sudden death with the winners progressing to the Great Eight, making them eligible to play in the Coral Coast 7s.
"We are very happy to report that the gates of Lawaqa Park will be open to the general public, with no gate fees applicable to the tournament so both days are free to all who want to support their respective teams," Whyte said.
24 teams - Red Rock, West Tigers, Army, Ratu Filise, Samurai Fiji Barracudas, Dritabua, Nasesevia, Nabua, Yamacia Korolaulau, Fiji Police # 1, Fiji Police # 2, Navy, Yalovata , Hydro Team, Bainivualiku, Mala Young Boys, Fancy Branch Rock, Ravuka Sharks, Naikelimusu, Uluinakau, Leleanites, Tuva