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Delasau's Sorokoba U-21 beat Ratu Filise

March 25, 2021 1:04 pm

Former Fiji 7s speedster Vilimoni Delasau was shouting the instructions from the sideline to his J Brothers Sorokoba side at day one of the 45th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s today.

The man who was dubbed ‘The Flash’ due to his electrifying speed and magical foot-works is coaching the Sorokoba Under-21 team.

Delasau says the team is made up of players from Sorokoba district which includes Sasa, Talecake, Vadravadra, Natunuku and Sorokoba villages.

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“I’m trying to pull the interest of the young people to get them away from drugs, from the streets and other stuff and get them into rugby. I want them to make a living out of rugby as I’ve done, I’m an example to them.”

The 43-year-old’s record of 82 tries in a World 7s Series season still stands.

He achieved the feat in the 1999/2000 season.

The Sorokoba side defeated Ratu Filise 28-5 in its first pool match at the ANZ Stadium today.

In other matches, Dominion Brothers beat Black Heron 14-nil, BDK Lomary edged Paradise Gaunavou 12-7, Aj Pallets Ba River defeated Ravuka Sharks 17-12, Saunivalu thrashed Marist 21-7,  and Valkyries outclassed Ck Ezybuy Marist 12-5.

In the women’s category, Seahawks thrashed Fire Womens 28 – 0, Police Blue Diamond Eagles edged Striders 19-12 and Savusavu Womens beat Ck Ezybuy Marist 2 7 – 5

 

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