THE annual High Schools Easter Rugby 7s Championship 2016 will wrap up today with four semi-finals and four finals.
For the junior category Bishop Epalle will take on St John at 2pm for the first semi final followed by Selwyn College and Mbokonavera at 2:20pm.
White River 1 and White River 2 will play off for the fifth position for the junior category.
For the senior category Selwyn College will take on St Nicholas at 2:40pm followed by Bishop Epalle taking on White River at 3pm.
The third and fourth playoff for the junior division will kick off at 3:20pm followed by the third and fourth playoff for the senior division at 3:40pm.
The grand finals for the Junior Division will kick off at 4pm followed by that of the senior division at 4:40pm.
These finals are anticipated to be very competitive and entertaining.
A total of 21 matches, including three play-off finals in the junior category, had been played so far on Monday when the tournament starts and last Wednesday afternoon,
According to a statement by the SIRUF manager, Nick Hatigeva the quality of rugby displayed by our schools youngsters had been phenomenal.
Most of the participating school teams had showed great team plays throughout the tournament with some looking promising to come out champions at the end of the championship.
The exciting revelation in this year’s Easter’s 7s tournament is Selwyn College, whose two teams in both divisions had taken the tournament by storm, making an undefeated run in their quest.
Of course there were other positive stories too, with the likes of Bishop Epalle whose teams in both divisions had made it to the last four in both divisions, and Mbokonavera junior boys who made the four top finals for the first time this year.
But experienced White River and St. Nicholas sides who only have one senior team each remaining in the race is showing no signs of letting go of the titles that they had won last year. This means that the finals this Friday will be so close to call and will definitely be tight.
The tournament had attracted huge support from schools in town, rugby supporters, fans and the public, so don’t miss out on the action today up at Panatina oval.
By CARLOS ARUAFU