NINE rugby teams have now been confirmed to participate in the upcoming Solomon Games.
This came after some times of organizing and waiting by Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) and the Solomon Games organizing committee.
A statement from SIRUF yesterday said, eight provinces and Honiara are in for this year’s Solomon Games Rugby 7s Tournament.
The confirmed teams include: Malaita Province, Makira Province, Western Province, Isabel Province, Choiseul Province, Renbel Province, Guadalcanal Province, Temotu Province and Honiara.
The number of teams that will be competing in this year’s Solomon Games Rugby 7s competition had increased from 6 provinces in the previous Solomon Games to 9 this year and the tournament this year is anticipated to be a very competitive one.
This year’s Rugby 7s tournament will be played on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July at Panatina oval and the public is notified to look and listen out in the local media for more updates on the Rugby 7s program and fixture.
Leading up to the kick off date of the Rugby 7s tournament in this year’s Solomon Games, the organizing committee will hold a technical meeting this Saturday evening starting at 6:00pm at the Solomon Rugby office at Town Ground Rugby Stadium for team managers, coaches and captains.
The meeting will be used to: brief the teams on the rules and regulations that governs this year’s sevens tournament; update teams on the final program of the Rugby 7s tournament and the Solomon Games in general; draw the fixture for the 7s championship, and; finalize paper work related to the Rugby 7s tournament.
The SIRUF executive and the Rugby 7s organizing committee wishes to extend a warm welcome to provincial teams that have already arrived in Honiara and those that will be arriving soon, to the capital and wished every teams an enjoyable time here in Honiara.
The organizing committee also wishes to remind team managements to make sure to be at the scheduled technical meeting on Saturday evening.
For enquiries or more details teams can contact Nick Hatigeva on mobile 7488930 or Augustine Mafuara on mobile 8731843.