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Pravin Narain
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Equal opportunity

THE men's final of the 2017 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship will be played first before the women's final today. This is to give equal opportunity to the women when it comes to rugby.

The men's final will be played at 6.46pm followed by the women's final at 7.06pm.

Heat factor

HEAT has been a factor for teams competing in the 2017 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Even the Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s coach Iliesa Tanivula was among those affected by the heat during the game against Tonga, in their second match of the tournament.

Crowd numbers

PEOPLE did not turn up in big numbers to watch the tournament on day one of the competition.

School students from prominent schools in Suva turned up to cheer for the teams.

The tournament ends today.

Tents for teams

THE competing teams were given their respective tents where they were resting before and after the matches.

The set-up looked more professional as the Fiji Rugby Union works hard to host a HSBC World Sevens Series tournament leg as early as 2020.

Fiji's top referee

FIJI's top whistle-man Tevita Rokovereni officiated in the Tonga versus Solomon Islands match.

He is expected to officiate in more HSBC World Sevens Series, starting later this month in Dubai.

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