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Strong Start For Top Teams

Strong Start For Top Teams
Action between Nadi Eels (blue) and Sabeto Roosters during the Vodafone Cup competition at Bidesi Park yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai
May 10
08:10 2015

Fiji National Rugby League officials were thoroughly pleased after the opening round of the 2015 Vodafone Cup competition yesterday.

FNRL acting general manager Albert Sanday said despite three defaults, they were still pleased with the outcome.

“There were some operational issues with the three teams that defaulted and we’ll deal with it,”he said.

“But otherwise it was a great first round. The organisation of the tournament and the performances of the teams were very pleasing.

“I must commend Nadi Eels for standing up to Sabeto. They did very well. Saru showed that they are a champion side. Overall it was a very good opening round and we’re looking forward to getting better as the competition progresses.”

KBL Saru Dragons kicked off their season campaign with 18-4 win over Fair Trade Makoi Bulldogs at Bidesi Park.

The Lautoka based team made short work of their opponents in the second game of the opening round while the first game saw Sabeto Roosters beat Classic Buses Nadi Eels to win 22-14.

Pack Leader Nabua Broncos took to the field next in the third game and defeated Burenitu Cowboys 28-8 while Dee Cees Nadera Panthers rounded up the Top Eight games for the day with a 30-10 win over Pacific Energy Kinoya Sea Eagles.

The Premier Grade was marked by two no-shows as Police Sharks and AFL Puma Davuilevu Knights were awarded their respective matches after Nausori Cowboys and Lami Steelers were both absent.

In the other two matches City Storm narrowly defeated Cunningham Rabbitohs 14-12 in the first game and Raiwai Raiders defeated Topline Warriors 20-16.

In the reserve grade Police Sharks and Nabua Broncos faced off in a fierce game that ended with an 18-18 draw, City Storm narrowly defeated Wailada Warriors 11-10, Nakasi Rabbitohs beat Pacific Energy Kinoya Sea Eagles 18-12 and the Makoi Bulldogs beat AFL Puma Davuilevu Knights 22-8.

The Raiwai Raiders scored the final victory of the day with an 18-10 win over Cunningham Rabbitohs.




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