THERE was beer on the tap at the Nawaka 7s. This is the first time for the organiers to provide beer direct from the key. In previous years, can beer was sold during the tournament. At $2 a mug, the fresh beer was a hit on both days. Patrons who presented their entry ticket at the parlour received a free mug for the first beer they bought.
NAWAKA Rugby Club president Mataiasi Nabau had some strong words to say during the debrief at the Fun World Plaza after day one of the tournament. Nabau expressed concerns on the failure to complete the Under-18 pool games on time. Matches were forced to be completed yesterday morning because of the lack of flood lights at Prince Charles Park on Friday.
AFTER a full day of sunshine on Friday, the weather turned gloomy yesterday with the fans opting to take shelter under trees and the stadium when it starting raining during the second cup semi-final between Tale Babas and Tovolea. Parts of Prince Charles Park were flooded after the heavy downpour.
THE Wardens Gold versus Yamacia bowl clash proved to be a fiery one with heated moments in the second spell. Towards the end of the match, Wardens Gold player Ilai Tinai was flashed the red card and the referee called the match off as the final hooter sounded to quell a boil over between the two teams. Tinai was cited by the referee for dangerous play, miss conduct and punching. Yamacia won 14-12.
A minute of silence was held before the cup semi-finals to pay respect to the late Ratu Manasa Qoro Naevo and former Fiji rep and national 7s coach Sainivalati Laulau who passed away recently.