McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s Kicks Off Today



The best international Club rugby 7s tournament in the world – the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s Kicks off in RugbyTown at 9.30am with rugby royalty all over the show – Dan Norton, Semi Kunatani, Sir Gordan Tietjens, Rasta “the Ref from Ra” and Blitzbokke star Kyle Brown.

Yesterday the tournament honoured rugby 7s icon, Sir Gordon Tietjens and English speedster, Dan Norton with their plaques in the “RugbyTown Walk of Fame” on the footpath out front of Sigatoka River Safari, along the banks of the mighty Sigatoka River.

At 9.30am this morning, the Shangri-La Yanuca Island Fiji Women’s comp gets underway, followed by the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Youth games from 10.25am and then the McDonad’s Men’s competition kicks off from 11.40am with a ripper between the New Zealand 7s Development versus the McDonald’s Ambassador All Stars, with all games in the above competitions on grounds one and two.

Round Two of the Women’s games runs through from 1pm to 2.30pm followed by R2 of the Youth comp running through until just before 4pm.

R2 of the Men’s comp throws the visiting international teams up against local teams for the first time in the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s, with some ripper match ups as follows:

  • 16:05 Ambassador All Stars vs Devo Babas
  • 16:23 NZ 7s Development vs Ravuka
  • 16:41 USA Falcons vs Ba Originals
  • 16:59 Fire vs Dominion Brothers
  • 17:17 McDonald’s Saunaka vs SRS Tubarua Highlanders
  • 17:35 Fiji Babaas vs EMS Tabadamu
  • 17:53 Pacific Nomads vs BDK Yalovata
  • 18:11 Army vs Ratu Filise

The big question is – can any of the overseas teams beat our local rugby 7s teams?

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