Thursday, 9 April 2009 8:54 AM

Auki Teams Confirmed for Upcoming Sevens Clash

Two teams from Auki, Malaita will be arriving in Honiara today to play in the Marist Solbrew Sevens Tournament this weekend.

Spokesperson for the teams Gerald Oiahe said the teams comprises of players from Auki, the Medics Club and Ailako.

Oiahe said they will be accompanied by their coach who they only know as Clark, a New Zealand Maori working with the Fletcher Kwaimani company in Auki.

"Clark started to train an Auki team last month and when we Medics wanted to come to take part in the competition they were also very keen so we combined, so now he is our coach too"

Oiahe said the team comprises of a lot of first time rugby players so the tournament will be an eye opening experience for them.

"This is a developing exercise for our team, some of the boys it's their first time to play so we thought it would be a good experience for them to play in a competition in Honiara."

The Auki team beat Umbu who attended the Honiara Easter Sevens last year, in a trial match last week. They will be the only proivincial team to play in the Marist Solbrew Sevens.

Meanwhile Marist Coach Joe Sika while welcoming the team from Auki urged all clubs who registered teams to ensure they send team managers or representatives to the briefing for the Marist Solbrew Sevens today.

Mr Sika said the meeting scheduled for Thursday 12 o'clock at the King Solomon Hotel is to ensure not only to do the draw for the pools but also to ensure all teams are clear on rules before the games.

"We want to run a good tournament that everyone is satisfied with" He said

"That is why it is important that we brief teams properly beforehand so that everyone knows the rules and their responsibilities, so that everything runs smoothly on the day."


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