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Organisers request Ryan's presence

Arin Kumar
Friday, January 10, 2014

THE organisers of the Uluinakau 7s tournament are requesting Ben Ryan to come and watch the raw talent that will be on display today and tomorrow.

The tournament is the first major one for the year and the first major event to be held at the newly renovated Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Tournament spokesman Eliki Kaisuva said they had a good mix of unknown and established teams competing.

"We are always encouraging village teams to come and compete in tournaments because of our vision to help with the development of the sport in the communities.

"And now that they are here to play, we would like to have Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan to watch these teams in action because we know he has an eye for talent.

"Judging by the looks of it, the Englishman will get to see raw talent at its best."

Kaisuva said some of the unknown teams might pose a big threat to the established teams in the competition.

"These smaller teams come to expose their players in top level competitions.

"They play with all their heart because it's not the prizemoney on their mind but the experience and that is why I think some of these unknown teams might cause some upsets in the tournament."

Meanwhile, the tournament will also have an Indo-Fijian and Womens 7s competition.

Wainivula Eels, Nakasi Highlanders, USP Phoenix and Uni Barbarians were the only teams registered for the Indo-Fijian competition. Organisers have confirmed a team each from Lautoka and Nadi entered the tournament late but will be accommodated.

"As for the women's competition, we had to scrap it because of poor response but a team from Nadi known as the Nadi Ranadi (Nadi Queens) called us and told us they want to play but we told them there is no competition.

"So they were disheartened because they had prepared and fundraised to come so we gave them a slot to have a friendly match with the Marist Seahawks before the final on Saturday because we did not want to disappoint them."








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