Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7’s champions Wardens Gold
BY IVA DANFORD-NAISARA
Wardens Gold was crowned the champions of the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s at Prince Charles Park last weekend walking away with $10,000 prize money after thrashing Army Green with 33-19 in the final.
Team coach, Maxwell Hughes said the boys put things together and as a team they won the tournament.
“This was their best performance from all the others that the boys have had and there is a lot of things that we need to brush up on.
He said on their preparations for the Coral Coast 7’s they need to brush up on a few things.
“We should have scored more tries and got more points but I guess that’s the way rugby is, when you lose concentration things go the other way.
In the women’s category, Striders defeating Nadi Blazers 20-12 while the Big Bula Lion’s Oldies won against Semisi Naevo’s Nawaka Oldies 26-12.
The Nawaka Sevens had a total sponsorship of $30, 000 for the tournament.
During the official launch at Nawaka Village on April 15th, Paradise Beverages Marketing manager Joe Rodan handed the cheque to the Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Naevo.
The major sponsor of the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s, Paradise Beverages has promised to continue its sponsorship in years to come.