THREE New Zealand and two Australian sevens clubs have confirmed their participation at the Coral Coast Sevens tournament, rubbing shoulders against Fiji's top clubs.
Pacific Warriors, Auckland Marist and Shangri-la's Lomaiviti Babas are the three New Zealand teams while the Australian Thunderbolts and Sunnybank are the Aussie teams in the men's competition.
Sunnybank is Australia's top club having won numerous tournaments.
Newly-crowned Central Coast champions Westfield Barbarians, defending champions Wardens and Borneo champions Davetalevu have booked their spots as Fiji's top bets.
Other teams confirmed include Outrigger, Hideaway Hurricanes, Naviti Resort, Warwick, Sigatoka River Safari Navosa, Daveta, Black Pearls of Papua New Guinea, Serevi Selects from the United States and Tonga's Aoniu sevens club.
The main highlight of the tournament is the inclusion of a women's tournament which features the Australian Pearls, Sunnybank, Pacific 2 Blues (Australia), Sydney Uni (Australia), Auckland Marist (New Zealand) and Fiji's top three teams — Marist Sea Hawks, Striders and Lady Babas.
Meanwhile, the tournament's organising committee announced yesterday they will sell 'Early Bird' tickets until November 8.
The advantage of 'Early Bird' tickets is that the general public can buy tickets on the three days grandstand pass for only $20, saving them $10 if they were to buy them individually and having a prime seat at the third instalment of the prestigious Coral Coast Sevens.
Tickets enquiries can be done at the Shangri-la's Fijian Resort & Spa, Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji, Hideaway Fiji Resort & Spa, Naviti Resort and Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa.
The Coral Coast 7s will be held on November 15 to 17.