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Stars set to shine in Coral Coast 7s

The 2016 Bayleys Coral Coast 7s tournament is expected to be a thriller with the inclusion of several current and former Fiji representatives over the 3-day event. The tournament kicks-off on Thursday at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka with finals to be played on Saturday. William Ryder who has been named in the Red Rock team while former Exeter, Chiefs […]

Staff Writers

January 12, 2016 10:36 am

The 2016 Bayleys Coral Coast 7s tournament is expected to be a thriller with the inclusion of several current and former Fiji representatives over the 3-day event.

William Ryder. Photo: www.google.com
William Ryder is a former Fiji 7s player, renown for his fleeting side-step. Photo:FILE.

The tournament kicks-off on Thursday at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka with finals to be played on Saturday.

William Ryder who has been named in the Red Rock team while former Exeter, Chiefs and Stormers player Sireli Naqelevuki has been included in the Uluinakau team.

The other players who will also be in action are Kitione Taliga, Abele Yalayatabua, Kelepa Namoua and Filipo Dugunu.

Australian 7s rep Henry Hutchison and Tom Lucus will also be in action as they have been included in the Aussie Thunderbolts.

The inclusion of overseas teams in the tournament such as Aussie Thunderbolts, Germany and Tonga will provide tough and competition to the locals teams.

The fans will have an opportunity to see their heroes in action with free entry to the grounds.

The prize money for the tournament is $20,000, shared between the winner of the men’s and women’s category.

Defending champion Police defeated Daveta 38-10 in the 2014 tournament.  They have been pooled with Westfield Dragons, Shangri-La-Daveta and Germany in Pool A.

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