ORGANISING the 2013 Milo Kaji rugby competition is one of the toughest challenges Rafaele Kasibulu has ever encountered in his 30 years of organising tournaments.
Kasibulu, the man behind the organisation of the famous Marist 7s tournament, had to come up with a different format to cater the more than 600 teams competing at the competition.
Kasibulu said it was his experience that helped design a format to cater for all teams.
"This is one of the biggest and toughest tournaments I have ever come across," he said.
"We have put it in such a way that all teams can play more than four games.
"For the elimination round, we ranked the teams and the top 16 went into the elimination while the rest of the teams continued playing for the shield competition.
"The top 16 will compete for a place in the quarter-finals." Kasibulu said teams that lost the elimination round would compete in the bowl competition. He said the assistance of officials and teachers had helped the flow of the competition.
Fixtures: Semi-finals - U9 - Macuata-Cakaudrove, Suva Blues-Lautoka; U10 Suva Blues-Navosa, Ovalau Moturiki-Nadroga; U11 - Suva Blues-Cakaudrove, Nadi-Lautoka; U12 - Suva Blues-Lautoka, Macuata-Nadi; U13 - Suva Blues-Macuata, Lautoka-Nadi