Overseas teams to arrive Tuesday next week

SIRUF Development Officer Augustine Mafuara
Advertise with Islandsun


SIRUF Development Officer Augustine Mafuara

ORGANISER of the South Pacific Oil Solomon 7s is expecting some of the overseas participating teams to arrive by Tuesday next week.

The competition, which is organised by Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF), will be held Friday and Saturday next week.

SIRUF Development Officer Augustine Mafuara said a total of four overseas teams are coming to participate in the tournament along with two referees from Fiji who will be here to officiate.

Two teams are coming from Fiji, one from Bougainville and one from Vanuatu.

Representing Bougainville will be the Black Orchids.

Black Orchids is the name given to the national rugby 7s team representing the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Rugby Football Union (ARBRFU).

“Vanuatu will be represented by a club who call themselves the Vanuatu Barbarians,” Mafuara adds.

Meanwhile, clubs in Honiara are currently full swing in preparation for the sevens competition.

The winner of the Independence 7s Henderson Hammerheads is also hard at training to put out a good team to face the international visitors.

The Solomon Sevens competition will be played at the South Pacific Oil Oval at Ranadi.