Tuesday, 26 April 2011 9:24 AM

Marist Rugby Club Thanks Sponsors

Marist Rugby Club thanks Solbrew the major sponsor following the successful completion of the Solbrew Marist Rugby Sevens Tournament which saw Avaiki rugby re-claim the sevens title.

Organising Committee chair Joe Sika described the event as a real credit to the sponsors and the rugby community.

"Solbrew we cannot thank enough for allowing us to host an event like this, their sponsorship was crucial to the tournament."

"We're also very grateful to supporting sponsors like Kosco, Meatlovers and of course Solomon Airlines, the presence of the two talented Fijian reps has helped us take the tournament up a level."

"Joni and Varinava were great incentive for players to perform at their very best and it showed, the standard of rugby we saw on the day was the best we have seen in a long time," Sika said.

Sika also thanked Marist Rugby supporters for the time and effort put into the smooth running of the tournament.

"I would like to thank all Marist supporters, our patron Paul Tovua also the sponsor for the Rookie player of the tournament and Freddy and Betty Kafoa and their family. Marist has a lot of support at all levels and though we can't name them all, they were very much part of why the tournament was successful."

He then thanked the SIRUF and HRUA for their support and endorsement and Honiara and provincial rugby teams for on the field performance and discipline off the field.

"We'd like to thank HRUA and SIRUF for their support and endorsement, particularly SIRUF for facilitating IRB officials to support the selection process for the national squad and to witness Solomon Islands rugby at its best."

"A big thanks to our reps from the provinces especially from Ambu and Kilufi their participation is a bonus for us, they put on a good performance against experienced Honiara teams and showed that they are capable of setting the standards in future."

"Finally Marist Rugby would like to thank all rugby teams and their management for the discipline, preparation and great level of sportsmanship displayed on the day, together we've all brought rugby back to the spotlight" Sika said.

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