Teams share Fiji Shadow Marist 7s prize money
March 31, 2021 5:55 pm
The 48 teams that featured at the Fiji Bitter Sapphire Marist 7s will share the $10,000 prize money.
This is after champions, Fiji Shadow returned the prize money to the organizers.
Marist Rugby Club President, Lawrence Tikaram says for the 32 teams that failed to make the eliminations, they will each get an additional $50.
The teams that lost in the shield quarterfinals and semifinals will get an additional $100 each.
Plate runners up, bowl winner, bowl runners-up, shield winner and shield runners-up will receive $100 each while plate winner gets $200.
Meanwhile, teams that met the Fiji Shadow will receive an additional $400 each while Wardens Gold who lost to the Gareth Baber coached side in the elimination will get an additional $500.
Fire who lost to Fiji in the cup quarterfinal gets $750, Island Life Raiwasa Taveuni who lost to Fiji Shadow in the semifinal will receive $1500.
For Tabadamu ,who lost in the final, they will get an additional $2500.
Tikaram says the inclusion of the Fiji Shadow in the Marist 7s provided more competition and immense value to the tournament as a whole.
“I want to again thank Fiji Rugby for taking that bold step, Gareth and his team and the players themselves for making that decision and I want to thank Fiji Rugby players for putting their hand up, and give the money back to the organizer and let them decide how it’s going to be distributed back.”
Tikaram adds the Fiji Shadow teams has provided relevant insights and experiences that has benefitted the teams that were part of the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s.