RECAP DAY 1: Top favorites march into the Cup Quarterfinals
After the end of an exciting and thrilling first day of the Mobil 4th Leg Super 7s Series, the stage is set to be on fire on the final day with favorite teams booking their sport in the Men and Women Cup quarterfinal at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.
With the Super 7s Series title already in their hands, defending champions Police Blue maintain their unbeaten campaign marching in as one of the top bet teams. They aim for a clean sweep this season but will have to face an ever-improving Fire in the first cup quarterfinals.
Police Blue captain Suli Volivoli said it’s not over until it’s over in final whistle is blown tomorrow after the main final.
“Tomorrow is another day and our goal is to make a clean sweep but we can not underestimate our opponents,” said Volivoli.
The Wardens 7s team on the other hand has attracted the attention of many spectators with their aggressive attack and defense during the pool games. The Corrections officers topped their pool and will face the Police White in the second quarterfinal.
Army builds momentum and agility after every pool game but they will need to step up a notch against Tabadamu in the third quarterfinal while the crowd favorites Raiwasa Taveuni continues to surprise their opponents and fans with speed and fitness but that will be a match for young Eastern Saints team in the final cup quarterfinals.
Points table runners-up LAR Barbarians were eliminated after losing to Tabadamu and Raiwasa Taveuni giving Army and Raiwasa Taveuni a chance to compete for the second place.
In the women’s division, a star-studded Mt Masada laced with Fijiana 7s players will be the team to watch in the cup quarterfinal.
Crowd favorites Yawasa 7s and Lilian Amazons 7s team displayed brilliant game on day one of the competition. Both sides will face each other in the second quarterfinals while the Police Women’s team will play Fire Wardens and the Seahawks will face Lautoka in the final cup quarterfinal.
Meanwhile, in tomorrow’s Cup quarterfinals, Mt Masada will face Marist at 10.16am, Yasawa plays Lilian Amazons at 10.35am, Police versus Fire Wardens game kicks off at 10.54am and Seahawks faces Lautoka 11.13am.
In the men’s Cup quarterfinals Police Blue meets Fire at 11.32am, Wardens takes on Police White at 11.51am, Army plays Tabadamu at 12.10pm and Raiwasa Taveuni faces Eastern Saints at 12.29pm.
The Bowl quarterfinal kicks off at 9.00am at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.