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Hydro is top favourite in Yasawa 7s tournament

Maciu Malo
Monday, June 30, 2014

THE Hydro rugby 7s team is one of the top contenders to win the Tamuqali 7s tournament in Somosomo, Yasawa, this weekend.

The Monasavu-based team which has produced former national 7s player Kinivilaime Radaveta and former Naitasiri playmaker Emori Ratu is expected to entertain the Yasawa rugby fans with their own brand of rugby.

Tournament official Kaiava Salusalu said the Hydro team was known for its physicality and would be one of the favourites to win the tournament.

The former national rep said the team had stamped its mark in the domestic competition.

Salusalu said the side was expected to feature some talented rugby players from the hills of Naitasiri to battle against the best in Yasawa.

"Yasawa rugby fans are looking forward to witness some top rugby action by the Hydro players during the two-day event," he said.

"It will be interesting to see the team battle against other best in Yasawa."

Salusalu said the objective of the tournament was to develop and unearth untapped rugby talents in the islands.

"Yasawa has produced many national reps and I am hopeful that this tournament will inspire our young players to wear the famous national white shirt.

"We have talents in the islands but we lack exposure and competitive competition which is the reason we are organising this tournament."

Another top team that is likely to win the title is the Yasawa Stingers.

The tournament kicks off on Friday.

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