Nadi It was remarkably and evidently clear from the sparsely-filled pavilion and embankments, the host city Suva was not in a position to proudly support this historical two-day sporting extravaganza.
This extremely poor support is indicative of many unexplained reasons and I must sympathise with all the hardworking organisers. Allow me to throw in my two-cents should the Oceania 7s be contemplated in 2017.
Suva-based tertiary, secondary and primary students could be enticed to show some valuable support in terms of eye-feasting crowd numeracy.
First 2000 university students, with ID purchase discounted tickets for $3 a day.
First 2000 secondary school students, in uniform, pay $2 a day.
First 2000 primary school students, in uniform, pay $1 a day. Accompanying parents pay $4 each a day. Could this work? Such rebated tickets should be made available only on pre-arranged basis.
Food for thought for possible future reference subject to approval by organisers and the Fiji Rugby Union.