Excitement mounts for Fijian Cup 9s

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Etonia Waqa of One Two Eight on attack against Laselase Cowboys during The Fijian Cup 9’s rugby league clash at Lawaqa park in Sigatoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH/FILE

THE anticipation for the upcoming Fijian Cup 9s tournament has reached a fever pitch as teams gear up for a thrilling showdown to claim the coveted title and prize money.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka, the two-day competition, scheduled for November 1-2, promises high octane rugby league action and fierce competition.

The defending champions, the Police Sharks in the men’s division, are steadfast in their determination to retain their hard-earned title.

Fully aware of the challenges awaiting them, the Sharks anticipate fierce opposition from rival teams aiming to dethrone them.

Adding an international flair to the competition, teams from Australia and New Zealand are set to grace the tournament in both the men’s and women’s categories.

This influx of international talent promises to elevate the level of competition, setting the stage for thrilling clashes and showcasing rugby league prowess from across the Pacific.

In the women’s category, the defending champions, Yasawa Saints, have emerged as a team to watch. Following a rigorous two-month preparation period immediately after their break from the FNRLW competition, the Saints are primed and ready to defend their title.

As the tournament draws near, anticipation surges among fans and enthusiasts, eagerly awaiting the adrenaline-pumping battles and exceptional displays of skill and sportsmanship.

With defending champions gearing up to ward off strong challenges and international teams adding a competitive edge, the Fijian Cup 9s tournament promises a spectacle that will captivate rugby league enthusiasts and fans alike.