Marist 7s: Organisers expect all teams to be good

Aisea Vasuitoga of Tuva Youth scores a try against Sacred Heart Parish Youth in the fi rst day of the 2020 Marist 7s under-21 competition at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Picture: RAMA

Expect fireworks, says Marist 7s chief organiser Lawrance Tikaram as the 44th version of the tournament kicked off at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The annual 7s tournament started yesterday with the women’s and under-21 categories.

Tikaram said the men’s competition would be tough.

“In the men’s competition we should expect the unexpected tomorrow (today) and it’s going to be a tough competition with the new format.

“Expect fireworks as many predict pools 1, 7 and 10 but I’m saying watch out for all the pools,” said Tikaram.

The tournament kicked off with the women’s and under-21 division with the teams from the West dominating competition.

The U21 and women’s semi-finalists has been confirmed but the highlight is when the senior competition kicks off tody with a lot of unknown players to stamp their marks in the tourney.

Tikaram believes the tourney is one of the most anticipated 7s competition in the country.

“As anticipated we’ve seen a lot of new teams come up today and teams from the West have proven their point and stamped their mark as favourites in the under-21 competition.

“There is also a rise in the level in the women competition and it clearly sets a platform on what to expect tomorrow (today),” he said.

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