An increased number of 32 teams will contest the Coastal Great Eight Sevens in Sigatoka next weekend.
Westfield Barbarians, Daveta, Wardens and Army are among the favoured teams in the Coastal Great Eight which starts on Friday 1 November with eight pools of four.
The top two teams from each pool return on Saturday 2 November when the action becomes sudden-death as only the winners of the first eight matches progress to the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens on November 14-16 also at Lawaqa Park.
The tournament is the final chance for teams to be accepted into the Coral Coast Sevens.
“There has been phenomenal interest in this year’s Coastal Great Eight and as a result we have expanded the tournament to 32 teams enabling as many teams from around Fiji the opportunity to play,” said Tournament Director Jay Whyte.
“It is a great endorsement of the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens that so many teams want to be part of the ‘champion of champions’ and we thank Coastal Rental Cars for their support of this year’s qualifier”.
Entry is free for the tournament which kicks off at 9:40 am on Friday.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, which is sponsored by Goodman Fielder Fiji, Total Fiji Ltd, Fiji Airways, Outrigger on the Lagoon • Fiji, Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa, The Naviti Resort, Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa, Coastal Rental Cars, Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Fiji Chemicals Diversey, the Tappoo Group of Companies, Serevi Rugby and Sigatoka River Safari are now on sale.
Further details are on www.sevenspassion.com.
POOLS FOR THE COASTAL GREAT EIGHT, 1-2 November, Lawaqa Park
A: Westfield Barbarians, Dritabua, Cuvu Barbarians, Guardforce
B: Daveta, Lomaiviti Barbarians, Sofitel, Colo West Warriors
C: Wardens Gold, Mala Young Boys, East Bank Conua, Tabadamu
D: Army, SS Suva Stallions, Shop 2 Save Kuata, Wainivula Eels
E: Wardens Green, Coastal Senibiau, Central Barbarians, New Dawn
F: Covenant, Tovolea, Police, Kula Young Boys
G: Tale Barbarians, Western Wardens, Vulimono Rugby, Sandhill
H: Ratu Filise, Uluinikau, Nasalo Young Boys, Crusoes