21 Oct Sevens on the go
The Queanbeyan Fiji Day Sevens is going to be even bigger in 2020 with plans to increase the number of women’s teams and development of the relationship with the Fiji High Commission and sponsor, Fiji Airways.
The player of the tournament , Tavite Gasesiuva, won himself return airfares to Fiji courtesy of the airways.
After 47 games, 26 teams and the involvement of nine referees West Harbour Pirates downed Koroturag in the men’s final with Goulburn defeating Uni Norths Owls in the women’s final.
West Harbour with Fijian flair and fire backed up their Southern Highland’s title taking a chunk of the $6,000 prize money on offer. The dominant team of the day was Goulburn who did not drop a game during the tournament.
Organiser Angus Balmaks said the addition of Fijian food stalls added to the festival feel of the Sevens. Discussions will be held with the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council about improvements to the second field at Taylor Park.
“If it could be widened, more games could be held across the three fields. Seiffert Oval could be used but it does cause logistic problems and some of the atmosphere is lost”
Queanbeyan fielded three sides in the Sevens and managed to secure runner up in the Bowl.