$15k for Fiji Cup 9s champion

Semi Kabakaba of Saru Dragons tries to sneak through the Cowboys defence during The Fijian Cup 9’s rugby league clash at Lawaqa park in Sigatoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

The winners of the men’s and women’s divisions will be credited $15,000 each as part of a bond to return to defend the Fijian Cup Nines next year.

The organisers of the tournament are offering a total prize pool of $50,000, however all will not be distributed at once.

Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) acting executive officer Don Natabe said there was an equal allocation of $15,000 for the winners of the men’s and women’s titles which will be paid out gradually.

Pool matches will resume at 8am today.

The women’s final is scheduled for 1.25pm while the men’s final will be played at 2.15pm.

Results yesterday: (Women) Police Blue 12-4 USP Raiders, USP Raiders (WBD) Makoi Bulldogs, Police Blue (WBD) Makoi Bulldogs, Lami Steelers 20-4 Police White.(Men) NZ Cowboys 0-21 Lami Steelers, Sabeto Roosters 4-0 One Three Eight, Lami Steelers 10-12 Nadera Panthers, Sabeto Roosters 10-10 USP Raiders, New Zealand Cowboys 6 Saru Dragons 43, One Three Eight 26-12 Laselase Cowboys, Nadera Panthers 16-4 New Zealand Cowboys, USP Raiders 10-12 One Three Eight, Ravoravu Rabbitohs 20-0 Makoi Bulldogs, Saru Dragons 18-4 Nadera Panthers, Laselase Cowboys 4-12 USP Raiders.

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