Fiji Time: 10:33 AM on Monday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Youngster out to impress

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, March 06, 2014

SEVENTEEN-year-old Christer Powell will be making his debut in the 38th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s for Uprising this weekend at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Team manager James Pridgeon said the sixth former of Rampur College was one of their upcoming players.

He said they would field a relatively young side with few old hands leading the charge in the two-day tournament starting tomorrow.

Pridgeon said they hoped Powell would catch the attention of Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan, who would be on the lookout for players for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.

Powell, who will play at rover, has been training with the Pacific Harbour-based team since last year.

"He comes from a non-rugby playing school so he hasn't featured in the Deans. This is his opportunity to catch the attention of the selectors and we hope he impresses them," Pridgeon said.

"The average age in the team is 20 years. There are two players who are 17 years old, two 18 years and three 19 years.

"We also have Waisea Nayacalevu's younger brother, Anasa, playing for us."

France-based Nayacalevu, who is in the country, will not feature for his former club because of a contractual agreement which forbids him to play for any other club.

"He is also flying out to re-join his club this weekend."

Uprising is pooled with Babale Rugby Team Yasawa, Stone Clock Rugby Club-Ra and New Born Waibasaga.





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 0.62100.6020
JPY 57.730954.7309
GBP 0.30440.2964
EUR 0.42040.4084
NZD 0.73260.6996
AUD 0.65960.6346
USD 0.47190.4549

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leaders hit back at PM
  2. Fear of losing iTaukei language
  3. 43 on radar
  4. Task at hand
  5. Talks to divest government shares
  6. Firewalkers end 10-day prayers
  7. New ride at Sugar Festival
  8. Festival rakes in dollars
  9. 756 victims of violence
  10. FSC adopts change to cane delivery sequence

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  6. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  10. Naqelevuki in doubt Wednesday (26 Aug)