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Team eyes new challenge

Arin Kumar
Monday, March 24, 2014

THE First Landing 7s rugby team from Lautoka is interested in competing in more tournaments in the Central and Eastern divisions.

The side competed in the Marist 7s two weeks ago and reached the semi-finals of the Red Rock 7s last weekend where they lost 10-22 to Uluinakau.

Team manager Jim Nasilasila said they had competed in many tournaments in the Western Division and were keen on being regular faces on the other side of the island.

"We used to be known as the Tale Babas and won a few tournaments in the Western Division," he said.

"The side is three years old and is made up of players from Vuda and from neighbouring villages in between Lautoka and Nadi.

"We just changed our name to First Landing just before the Marist 7sm thanks to our sponsors First Landing Beach Resort and Villas."

Nasilasila said they wanted to expose their players more often to top clubs such as Wardens, Police, Red Rock, Tabadamu and Marist.

"We already have a good base in the Western side and now we want to come to tournaments in the Central and Eastern divisions.

"We went back to Lautoka after the Marist 7s and came back for the Red Rock 7s, but if there are tournaments back to back then we can stay back and compete in them.

"We have a bunch of good boys and we want to give them as much exposure as possible so that their talent can catch the eyes of either our national coach or maybe overseas scouts."





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