As a result of the global pandemic Covid-19, the organising committee of the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens, the premier sevens event in the South Pacific has consulted with key tournament sponsors to discuss best options for the 11th installment of the event.
The Coral Coast 7s were fortunate to be able to stage the event in January 2020, just before the global shutdown in March 2020.
It is for this reason that after lengthy deliberations and in-depth discussions, it was agreed that the best way forward was to move the tournament to late 2021 following the expected opening of international borders to allow travellers to move between countries freely.
“Obviously we are disappointed to reschedule the 2021 tournament date but we know in the grand scheme of things, when things normalize we will be excited to stage the event as a welcome back party to friends and fans” stated Founding Chairman Jay Whyte.
It is expected that a final decision on date will be confirmed post the announcement of the HSBC World Series and the format in which it will appear for 2021-22.
As added interest, the tournament will be reviving its original GREAT EIGHT qualifying tournament which will give all teams from around Fiji the opportunity to win their way through.
Teams that qualify as winners of partner events of the McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens will continue to qualify and participate in our champion of champions event that has become such a focus for the many 7s teams around Fiji and sevens rugby teams from Asia, North American and the Pacific.
2020 i-Wau Champions – Police
2020 Na Iri Champions – Fijiana
2020 Youth Champions – Tuva Youth
All 3 reigning champions have secured their places in the 2021 McDonald’s Fiji Coral Coast Sevens