Red Di­a­mond Crowned Vutia 7s Champs

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Army’s Red Di­a­mond rugby 7s team scooped Vutia District School’s Old Schol­ars 7s ti­tle at the vil­lage ground yes­ter­day. Although mak­ing their de­but in the tour­na­ment, Red Di­a­mond edged out Danudanu 24-17 in a tough fi­nal. Speak­ing to SUN­sports, Red Di­a­mond coach Matayavusa Lea said, this was a step­ping stone for the team. “I was ex­pect­ing us to win this tour­na­ment be­cause we had one whole week of train­ing,” he said. “We started from scratch from the be­gin­ning of the tour­na­ment un­til now but it was a turn­ing stone for the boys. “We have been pre­par­ing for around three weeks and we are build­ing up for next week’s Co­ral Coast qual­i­fi­ca­tion round,” he said. Danudanu cap­tain Isikeli Ga­vidi con­grat­u­lated his team mates for reach­ing the fi­nal. “We ex­pected to win but un­for­tu­nately where we have reached we know that there are few more things that we have ac­com­plished in or­der im­prove. “I think we over­re­acted but we man­aged to give them a good game in the end.

“We have been play­ing at club level so for this tour­na­ment and where we have reached we would like to thank our sup­port­ers. We are one of the ma­jor clubs in Rewa so next year we will def­i­nitely par­tic­i­pate and chal­lenge the win­ners again,” he said. Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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