BY ROMULUS HUTA
ISLANDERS Rugby Club has settled down in Fiji ahead of the start of the Raka 7s Rugby Sevens Competition this Friday and Saturday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
The Honiara-based club left Honiara for Nadi on Monday and are participating with two teams in the competition, namely Islanders Rugby and Islanders Brothers.
According to last week’s draws, two teams were placed in Pools E and F.
Islanders are in Pool F while Islanders Brothers are in Pool E.
Islanders will face Pacific Warriors Nairai, Exile and Nuku Development while Islanders Brothers will play Police, Nakaikaolo and Iobau Rugby during the pool matches.
Meanwhile, the Raka 7s competition started last year and Islanders also participated.
For this year’s event, a total of 48 teams have registered for men’s while 16 teams registered for the women’s competition.
Fijitimes quoted Raka 7sTournament director Ropate Kauvesi as saying there is a lot to expect from this year’s tournament because new teams have been registered into the competition.
“We have new teams on the block and most of which are from the outer islands and in the interior of Viti Levu,” Kauvesi said.
“We are looking forward to tough competitions between teams who will be vying for the Kinton cup and the FWCC cup.”
Islanders team to Raka 7s
- Clive Saueha
- Jeffery Baura Iro
- Timo Savaiki Sanga
- Moses Moetai Singamoana ( Co Captain)
- Daniel Tuhanuku Saomatangi
- Eddie Moeava (Captain)
- Andrew Tema Tuhaika
- SAMANI Sade
- Prince HATIMOANA
- Lawrence Suamoana
- Mike Nasiu Tautai
- Benjamin Rahim Zoro Saeni
- Aliki Bia
- Sitiveni Gusuivalu
- Waqa Gusuivalu
Manager/Coach: Andrew Peter Mareko