Radradra 7s: More spectators expected; First day results

First Light's Silio Finau on attack during the Radradra Sevens at Welagi Taveuni yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE first day of the Radradra rugby sevens tournament ignited a flare of interest for the people of Taveuni and more spectators are expected to be part of the tournament tomorrow.

Tournament director Sakiasi Veitogavi said the excitement had just begun as they expect more people over the next two days.

“Today’s games were just an introduction to what is coming up in the next few days and the games will get tough and an opportunity for the people of Taveuni to witness some of Fiji’s finest rugby players compete,” said Veitogavi.

“Most people in Taveuni have only seen these players on national television but now is an opportunity to see them in real action on their home island and I guarantee that more spectators will gather for the next few days at Welagi Village ground.”

Results of the first day of the competition:

Under 20 grade:

Somosomo Baby Sharks beat 17-12 St Joseph Manuka;

Service 17-0 Veilomani Bluesand;

Rush First Light 17-0 Volivoli; and

Dominion Brothers 24-5 Vuna.

Senior grade:

Somosomo Sharks 17-5 Vunimakita Bay Stingray;

St Patrick Vunikura 14-0 Vina Green;

Mua Knights 26-10 Welagi Reds;

Sea King 7-5 Naselesele Blues;

Naselesele Whites 17-10 Qeleni;

Korovatu Baba’s 17-10 Washington Brothers;

Vatutoko 14-7 Vatulawa Sharks; and

Taveuni Orchid 15-0 Tavoro Green.

More reports in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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