Fiji Time: 10:01 AM on Wednesday 5 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Nabua uses tourney to build up team

Arin Kumar
Friday, January 10, 2014

THE Nabua rugby sevens teams will use the Uluinakau 7s tournament and the other local tournaments this month as a build-up for their overseas tour next month.

The side has been drawn in pool C with Red Rock, Cuvu, Babyz Senivaivai and St John Natovi for the tournament that will be played today and tomorrow.

Nabua team manager Solomoni Ravono said they were looking forward to a good outing in the tournament because they need to make a good impression on potential sponsors.

"We haven't had a sponsor for a really long time," he said.

"Last year, we went to the Central Coast 7s tournament in Australia without a sponsor and we still haven't managed to secure a sponsor since then.

"But we have quite a few international tournaments lined up for this year and we would really need the support of a sponsor."

Ravono said the players in the team are young but ambitious and confident.

"They were really committed to the off-season training program during the festive season and are focused on winning.

"We are not the same team that we used to be in the 1990s with players like Waisale Serevi, Tomasi Cama Sr, Vesito and Meli Rauluni, Pauliasi Tabulutu, Alifereti Dere, Vili Rauluni and Sakeasi Vonolagi.

"But we are once again trying to come up to that reputation and it will be a long process that demands a lot of sacrifice from the players, and team officials."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62540.6064
JPY 59.479156.4791
GBP 0.30400.2960
EUR 0.43520.4232
NZD 0.73020.6972
AUD 0.64490.6199
USD 0.47590.4589

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Miscommunication leads to short supply of medicine
  2. Fisheries official identifies deep see creature
  3. Shaheen clears the air
  4. Right track
  5. Plans to make maths compulsory
  6. Cane drivers unhappy
  7. Parliament guide book
  8. FHCL in the spotlight
  9. New version health booklet to combat NCDs
  10. Marist ready for Deans semi-final against Lelean

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  2. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  3. PM cuts off rumours Tuesday (04 Aug)
  4. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy Monday (03 Aug)
  5. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)
  6. Mind game Monday (03 Aug)
  7. Commander resigns Sunday (02 Aug)
  8. World cup dream for Lockington Monday (03 Aug)
  9. Opposition agree to acting post Monday (03 Aug)
  10. Professional decision Tuesday (04 Aug)