Caption: Tokatoka Westfield Babas with their trophy pose for a group shot with fans. PHOTO: MARGARET NAQIRI. For more pics click here- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.633633280007441.1073741990.131483256889115&type=3
BY SALOTE QALUBAU
Proud winners Tokatoka Westfield Babas scooped the coveted title of Martintar 7s tournament winners after defeating Yasawa Stingers 12-10, First Landing at 19-10 during the semi-finals as well as Natalau Lions before finally thrashing the Mala Young Boys at 17-7 during the cup finals on Saturday, March 1st at the Prince Charles Park, Nadi.
“Sevens is about power and speed, at the moment we have about 2 Fiji reps in our team but we are not really worried about winning, we just want our boys to be able to showcase their talents by taking part in this tournament and also to possibly get the chance to play overseas,”said Tokatoka Westfield Babas Head coach Epeli Lagiloa.
According to Tournament Media Liason officer Pita Dovibua, certain teams were unable to attend the two day tournament, three of which were the Lomaivuna team, police and the army team who were mainly involved with public disaster evacuation measures.
He added that the Fiji Rugby Union wwere present amongst spectators scouting for talented players; however Fiji Sevens Head coach Ben Ryan was unable to attend the two day tournament.
“I am happy that we won the tournament today, but there are some skills that need to be improved for the upcoming tournament next week, even though the tournament today was really hard the team is ready for the Marist Sevens next week,”Tokatoka Westfield Babas captain Asaeli Vula said.
Meanwhile Gaunavou had won the shield title beating Naviti 14-17, whereas it was a join win for Wardens West 1 and 2 as Wardens West 1 won the bowl title after triumphing over Natabua 24-15 and Wardens West 2 walked away with the plate title after beating the Yasawa Stingers 0-7.