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Duo to assist Natabua

Maciu Malo
Saturday, March 08, 2014

NATABUA Gold is highly tipped to win the Lomavata 7s that kicks off at Lautoka's Churchill Park this morning.

Boosted with the return of France-based rugby stars Metuisela Talebula and Alipate Ratini, the side has what it takes to win the $2000 top prizemoney.

Talebula will join his former teammates such as his two brothers Sunia and Peceli, Lautoka and Natabua reps Leone Nawalu, Jona Turuva and Eneri Ratudrara.

Tournament official Joji Tuivaga said the presence of Talebula and Ratini would lift the standard of the competition.

He said the organisers were thankful to Talebula and Ratini for making themselves available to help develop 7s rugby in Lautoka.

"The presence of these rugby stars will boost the tournament and we expect rugby fans in Lautoka, Nadi and Ba to come out in huge numbers and support 7s rugby," said Tuivaga.

Apart from Talebula's Natabua outfit, Tuivaga has picked Yasawa Dream Team, Mala Young Boys and Western Suburbs as the teams to watch during the competition.

Yasawa Dream team which was selected by national Vodafone 7s coach Ben Ryan is laced with talented island rugby boys.

The side narrowly lost 10-12 to Westfield Tokatoka Barbarians in the quarter-finals of the Martanitar 7s in Nadi last weekend.








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