Nawaka 7s final called off

Joni Tanoa in control for Police against Uluinakau during the Nawaka sevens at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE much anticipated Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s final between Know Your Neighbour Police White and Waimanu was called off last night becasuse of poor lighting at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park.

Tournament official Jeff Tamata said the game was called off and the two teams would share the main prizemoney.

“It is beyond our control and beyond the control of the Nadi Town Council,” Tamata said.

“There was a power blackout and it was beyond our control.”

The Oldies final between Waimanu and Big Bula Water Park was also called off with the two teams sharing the prize money.

Meanwhile, Waimanu has regained its dominance in the local 7s competition after forcing its way in the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s final.

The side which has produced some of the country’s top rugby players hit the headlines again after defeating some of the top teams to reach the final.

The relatively unknown young side gave Ratu Filise a taste of its own medicine in the semi- final.

Sequence of free flowing passes, audacious offloads and pure Fijian rugby 7s game were displayed by the Waimanu side against the Ifereimi Tovilevu-captained side.

Results: Cup quarter-finals: Know Your Neighbour Police White 14 – 10 Wardens, Nawaka Black 12 – 17 Uluinakau, Waimanu 5 – 0 Red Diamond, Ratu Filise 14 – 12 Hideaway. Semi finals: Under-20 : Saunivalu 10 – 0 Exodus, BLK Sigatoka Academy 12 – 7 Gaunavou. Oldies: Big Bula Water 14 – 5 Army, Waimanu 14 – 0 Nawaka. Plate: Warden 17- 5 Nawaka Black, Red Diamond 17- 7 Hideaway, Cup: Know Your Neighbor Police White 19 -Uluinakau 14, Waimanu 13 – 10 Ratu Filise 10. Final Women: Fiji Airport Nadi Aviators 26 – 0 Army, U20: BLK Sigatoka Academy 14 -Saunivalu 0. Spoon final: Police Blue 34 – 5 Rukunirara. Shield final: Malomalo 12 – 10 McDonald’s Saunaka, Bowl final: Tabadamu Red 22- 7 Niuboto 7, Plate final: Warden Gold 10 – 19 Red Diamond 19. Oldies: Waimanu – Big Bula Water Park (share proze). Cup: Know Your Neighbour Police White – Waimanu (share prize).

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