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Panthers Too Strong For Rhinos

Panthers Too Strong For Rhinos
September 20
10:18 2014

Nadera Panthers 32 (Inoke Dauniseka 2 tries, Penioni Tagituimua 1 try, Ropate Nabukawaqa 1 try, Isikeli Cawanikawai  2 tries, Jone Turaga 4 con)

Rhino 12 (Tom Osbourne try, James Mogan 1 con, Isaak Di Franeesco 1 try, Adam Campbell 1 con)

What happened: Nadera Panthers Under-16 team defeated  Rhino Australia 32-12 at Albert Park yesterday.

Nadera dominated well from the opening whistle scoring their first try in the first three minutes through Inoke Dauniseka.  Rhino replied with a try to Tom Osbourne which was converted by James Mogan.

Nadera extended their lead with tries scored by Dauniseka and Penioni Tagituimua.

Halftime: Panthers 14-6 Rhino Australia.

Nadera lock forward Ropate Nabukawaqa beat the Rhino defenders to score their fourth try converted by Jone Turaga. The hosts continued their dominance scoring another two tries through Isikeli Cawanikawai and converted by Turaga.  The visitors scored their final try through Isaak Franeesco  and converted by Adam Campbell.

Star Turn: Rhino Australia played the basics well and provided a good challenge.

Big Play: Nadera Panthers were too strong for the visitors.

Comments:  Rhino head coach Brett Campbell said they were expecting a tough game.

“We chose to come to Fiji since rugby league in Fiji is growing,” Campbell said.

“It was a fantastic game and we know the Fijians will be strong.”

Rhino will be playing their second game next Wednesday against the Fiji U16 team at Nasinu Secondary School.

Nadera Panthers head coach Vula Dakuitoga said it was also a good exposure for his schoolboys.

“Good exposure for the boys and they also played their hearts out. I just reminded them to be strong in their defence which they did,” Dakuitoga said.

Rhino Australia is a feeder club for Jarryd Hayne’s Parramatta Eels rugby league club.




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