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Lomavata hosts 7s tournament

Maciu Malo
Friday, January 17, 2014

UNLIKE other 7s competitions, the organisers of the Lomavata 7s tournament are not interested in the money — instead they're focussed on discovering untapped talent in Ba and Lautoka.

Lomavata Rugby Club, which is affiliated to the Ba Rugby Union, has hosted two tournaments in Ba and will host its third on Lautoka's Churchill Park tomorrow.

Tournament organiser Joji Tuivaga said the objective of the competition was to unearth hidden talents in Ba and Lautoka.

He said the standards set by Ba-born flyer Vilimoni Delasau and Lautoka hitman Viliame Satala on the international scene had inspired the organisers to seek out more untapped talents.

"We don't have a sponsor for this tournament and we won't earn any money from it," said Tuivaga.

"The registration fee of $400 per team will be used to reward the place-getters.

"We are doing this because of our love of the game and exposing rugby talent, especially in the Ba and Lautoka areas.

"The last two tournaments were held in Ba, and this is the first time we will be having it in Lautoka.

Top teams such as Wardens West, Yamacia, Westfield Tokatoka, Red Rock, Tale Babas and Natabua have confirmed their participation.

The winner will walk away with $5000 while the runner-up will receive $1000.

Tuivaga said buses would be provided for rugby fans from as far as Vatukoula and Nadroga and that the $10 bus fare would also cover the entry fee to the park.





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