An Australian businessman has responded positively to assist the country's national rugby sevens team in their preparation for the upcoming World Cup Rugby Sevens 2009 Qualifier.

Clive Carroll donated 16 pairs of rugby shoes to the team as they prepare for the games in Samoa later this month.

A huge rugby fan, Mr. Carroll was once a player in the rugby union up to university level in Australia.

The Australian businessman, Mr. Carroll is currently the Managing Director of C-Corp Limited here in Solomon Islands, which owns and operates a shipping vessel called KCB II.

His company is currently operating in Taro, Choiseul Province, where they are engaged in copra buying and trading.

The company also operates in the cocoa buying and processing business and assists farmers in cocoa development to improve quality here in Guadalcanal.

In receiving the donation, the national sevens coach Jim Seuika thanked Mr. Carroll for the kind donation.

He said that the shoes will definitely boost the team's preparation and a gift that will go a long way for a team that is struggling to get every equipment and rugby accessories needed for the tournament.

Meanwhile, the team is continuing its training and preparation this week and will be having a trial match with RAMSI Tongan personnels tomorrow at King George VI rugby oval.

The team will leave the country for Samoa Tuesday next week.