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Hawks retain women's title

Arin Kumar
Sunday, January 20, 2013

THE Marist Seahawks rugby side successfully defended the women's title of the Uprising Fiji International 7s tournament yesterday.

They proved too strong for the other teams in the competition - Striders, Ricketts and Hine Moana - at Lautoka's Churchill Park.

Team secretary and patron Tapenisa Kunatuba said they would now turn their attention towards other upcoming tournaments. She said the Uprising 7s was a good build-up for her side for the new season.

"We have to start training again from Monday because this was just the first tournament of the season for us," Kunatuba said. "Now we prepare to play the same teams plus another team from Namosi in a tournament on February 2," she said.

She applauded the players for their efforts because they did not have enough time to prepare for the tournament.

"This was a really good effort from the girls even though we only had a few weeks to prepare but to retain the title is a positive sign," she said.

Kunatuba said the China trip for some of their players opened the doors for some other girls.

"We had some young players who filled in for the players who are training with the Anhui side in China."

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