Fiji Time: 10:13 AM on Sunday 29 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Marist tournament kicks off 'Search for Rio'

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, January 11, 2014

THE 38th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament is dubbed as the "Search for Rio" by its organisers.

Organiser Marist Rugby Club president Lawrence Tikaram said the aim of the tournament was to help in the development of grassroots rugby and contribute towards making the nation stronger in the abbreviated code.

He said the Marist 7s tournament in the past had produced many national reps that have become household names in the country and abroad.

Tikaram thanked Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan and the Fiji Rugby Union for their support.

He also thanked sponsors Paradise Beverages (Fiji) Limited for supporting them for the past 37 years.

Paradise Beverages general manager Tony Scanlan said they were proud to partner with the club in hosting the premier 7s tournament in the country.

"This is undoubtedly one of the best club tournaments in the world in 7s rugby," he said during the tournament launch yesterday.

"As part of your national beer, it's quite rightly said the taste of Fiji, we believe that there is a nice relationship with getting right into the grassroots rugby and making sure that we do what we can to emphasise and help sport, particularly rugby in this nation."

Paradise Beverages marketing manager Joe Rodan said "sports plays an important part in Fiji especially sevens rugby because sevens has brought Fiji to the limelight in the sporting world".

The Marist 7s tournament, which will feature 64 teams in the main competition, will be held on March 7 and 8 at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva.

The prizemoney of more than $35,000 will be at stake in the two-day tournament which is also open to international teams.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Ruthless'
  2. Memorable moments
  3. Register early, NZ Immigration urges
  4. Shape up or ship out
  5. PM walks 10km
  6. Plan to ban taxi parking in towns
  7. Waratahs climb ladder with 23-11 win over Blues
  8. Celebrating Lord Rama's birth
  9. Lights go out for an hour
  10. FIA: More thought on Bill

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. All hope gone Monday (23 Mar)
  4. 'No' to adopted child Monday (23 Mar)
  5. The man who was the champ Monday (23 Mar)
  6. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  7. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  8. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  9. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  10. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)