New champion to be crowned in Nawaka 7s after Wardens bundled out in elimination round

New champion to be crowned in Nawaka 7s after Wardens bundled out in elimination round

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 04/02/2023
Photo:Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s

There will be a new champion in this year's Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s men's division after defending champions Wardens lost to Fiji Development 24-5 in the first elimination round.

Wardens had a scrappy start to the tournament after being held 21-all by Duibana before beating Nakaiolo 7-5 in their second pool game.

They did just enough to beat Vuda Green 7-0 in their final pool match to secure a place in the knockout stage.

Luck was not on their side in the eliminations as Fiji Development outsmarted them scoring 4 tries to 1.

In other results of the elimination round, Ratu Filise beat Duibana 12-7, Lavidi beat Wallis and Futuna 15-10, DXC Barbarians beat Raiwasa Taveuni 15-12, First Landing beat Nasonini 17-12, Police Blue beat Wadigi Salvo 21-10, Dominion Brothers beat Nawaka Black 14-5 and Fire beat Vueti Cakau 10-5.

Meanwhile, the quarter finals starts at 1.15pm, the semi finals start at 3.15pm and the final is at 5.20pm

You can catch the live commentaries of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final this afternoon on our sister station, Viti FM or on the live radio option on our fijivillage app.


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