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Islanders out to impress

Maciu Malo
Friday, February 14, 2014

players in the Yasawa Group will have the opportunity to impress Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan for a spot in the national 7s team.

The development comes after Ryan made himself available to be a part of this year's Vodafone Nacula 7s tournament to be held at Ratu Meli Memorial School ground on February 28.

Tournament official Manasa Takala said there were many untapped rugby talents in the islands.

Yasawa has produced some fine rugby players over the years such as Kaiava Salusalu, Jone Daunivucu, Ropate Ratu, Seva Rokobaro and Watekini Vunisa to name a few.

Takala said he was hopeful a new rugby star would emerge from this tournament.

"Yasawa is blessed with an abundance of rugby players and this is an opportune time for them to showcase their talent to the national 7s coach," he said.

"All villages in Yasawa will be represented at this competition and it will be interesting to see the rivalry among the islanders."

Takala said no team from outside Yasawa would take part in the tournament but any team was allowed to have a maximum of two outside players.

"The idea behind this ruling is to give more chance for our players since we are not exposed to this sort of competition compared to players in the mainland."

He said the main objective of the tournament was to raise funds for a school water project.

The winner of the tournament will receive $3000.








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