SOME of the country's top sevens teams will converge at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka this morning to battle for the last eight spots at this year's Coral Coast 7s tournament.
Twenty-four teams have been confirmed for the two-day Sigatoka River Safari Great Eight 7s tournament which will be the qualifying tournament for the Coral Coast 7s.
The teams have been divided into eight pools of three teams where only the pool winners will move on to the quarter-finals.
These eight teams will also qualify for the third Coral Coast 7s tournament which will be held later this month.
One of the favourites in the tournament is Pio Tuwai's Westfield Barbarians which won the Central Coast 7s in Sydney, Australia last Saturday.
The other seeded teams include Army, Police, Ratu Filise, Samurai Barracudas, Red Rock and West Tigers from Lautoka.
One team that sevens fans are interested to see perform at the tournament is the Nabua side from Suva.
The side also participated at last weekend's Central Coast 7s in Australia and lost to Westfield Barbarians in the semi-finals.
Former national sevens star Tomasi Cama was with the Nabua team during training last week and passed on some valuable tips to the team.
Tournament sponsor and organiser Jay Whyte said admission to Lawaqa would be free.
Whyte said because of the huge interest for the game of sevens they had decided to sponsor the tournament.
"The purpose of the tournament is that ultimately we want to see it develop and grow as a true tournament in its own right, allowing the best teams of Fiji the opportunity to win their way through to arguably Fiji's best sevens tournament, the Coral Coast Sevens," Whyte said after announcing his sponsorship of the tournament.