Fletcher Kwaimani Man-Up rugby challenge set

RECAP: HHH Sharks Correy Chapman tries to fend off a Relas player during the 2016 Fletcher Kwaimani Man-Up rugby challenge at the DC Park rugby field, Henderson…Photo Taromane Martin.
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By Taromane Martin

ORGANIZERS for the 2018 Fletcher Kwaimani rugby 15s Man-Up challenge has confirmed the competition is all set to kick off next month.

Two more teams TIA Warriors and Diesel rugby clubs have been confirmed yesterday to join Henderson Hammerhead Sharks and Islanders for the challenge.

The Man-Up challenge is set to kick off on Saturday May 12 at the DC Park rugby field at Henderson.

“The challenge has been accepted,” organizers for the competition said in a statement yesterday.

“The other two teams that have accepted the 2018 Fletcher Kwaimani Man- Up Rugby Challenge are Diesel Rugby Club and TIA Warriors Rugby Club

“Thank you to the main sponsor Fletcher Kwaimani Joint Venutre Group, for Supporting Community Rugby in Solomon Islands,” the statement adds.

Competition format for the challenge will see the four teams playing three games in a round robin format over three weekends.

Format for the finals will see the first and second placed teams playing each other while the third and fourth placed team will battle each other for the final rankings.

Prizes for this year’s Fletcher Kwaimani Rugby 15s Man-Up challenge are first prize – $5,000, second place prize of $3,000-00, Third position – $1,500 and fourth prize of $500.

Other individual and team prizes will also be handed out for throughout the tournament. Due dates for all team lists to be submitted is on May 4.

Meanwhile, the organizers also confirmed ladies rugby matches will also take place during competition days.

“Ladies don’t miss out now, it’s your turn to accept the challenge,” the organizers said. “Ladies rugby matches to take place every Saturday as well throughout the man up tournament.