DAVETALEVU retained the Borneo International Club Sevens rugby title after beating Borneo Eagles 35-14 in the final in Malaysia over the weekend.
The Nadroga-based club won a total of US$11,000 ($19,635) prizemoney following their win over Uale Mai-skippered side on Sunday.
Nadroga rugby spokesperson Tiko Matawalu said the union was using Davetalevu club to expose its players to high level of competition in the off season.
He said the inclusion of Digicel Fiji 7s reps Apisai Domolailai, Samisoni Viriviri and Ulaiasi Lawavou paid the dividend for the side.
"This team consisted of Nadroga players who have been playing throughout the season. Since it is off season, we are using this club to expose our players to international competition," the former Nadroga skipper said.
"The inclusion of Lawavou, Domolailai and Viriviri is definitely a big boost to the side. The three were part of the Fiji 7s team that won the Gold Coast 7s in Australia."
Matawalu said the club, which was originally from Rukurukulevu Village in Sigatoka, would play a 7s tournament in Singapore and Malaysia respectively before returning home later next month.
He said upon their return, they would take part in the Fiji's Coral Coast International 7s tournament.
"Our aim is to maintain that consistency in off season. Win is always a bonus for the team," Matawalu said.
"We thank all those who are behind this trip especially Mr and Mrs Lotu for their assistance through our overseas sponsor Presidio Capital who sponsors our trips every year."