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Top teams book spot

Emoni Narawa
Monday, January 07, 2013

TOP local sevens clubs have registered for the 2013 Uprising International 7s tournament in Lautoka.

Coral Coast champions Red Rock, Army, Police and defending champions Wardens are some of the teams that have confirmed their registrations.

Uprising Beach Resort owner Rene Munch said all teams would be confirmed this week. He said more than six international teams had shown interest to be part of the two-day event at Churchill Park.

"We are still finalising the teams and by tomorrow (today) we can reveal the confirmed teams. Some international teams are showing interest and we might have six or more overseas teams coming in this year," Mr Munch said.

The Uprising tournament is played in a similar format to that of the International Rugby Board (IRB) sevens series tournaments where 16 teams are divided into four pools.

"The overseas teams coming in this year are mostly national teams as it is a good build-up before the Wellington 7s."

Mr Munch said teams were still calling in to show their interest in participating at the tournament.

Defending champions Wardens remains as one of the top teams while Red Rock will provide stiff competition as expected.

The Lote Rasiga-coached Red Rock side reached the quarter-finals last year.

"Red Rock is lucky to be invited this year because they won the Coral Coast, they only reached the quarters last year.

"So we are looking forward to another tough rugby from our top local clubs and the overseas teams," Mr Munch said.

The tournament kicks off on January 18.