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‘Ice’ Motivates Suva Team

‘Ice’ Motivates Suva Team
The RC Manubhai Suva rugby team in training at Albert Park yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci
May 28
07:42 2015

The presence of Vodafone Fijian 7s powerhouse Isake ‘Ice’ Katonibau will no doubt boost the morale of RC Manubhai Suva going into Round Two of the 2015 Skipper Cup competition this weekend.

Suva head coach Salimoni Ravouvou made this comment as Katonibau joined the capital side’s training this week.

Though Katonibau would sit out this weekend’s game, Ravouvou said his presence alone was big motivation for the boys.

“Katonibau will not be playing because of the directive from the Fiji Rugby Union for him to rest. But his presence here gives a moral boost to the players coming back from national duty. Katonibau and Emosi Mulevoro, they’ve got Suva in their heart.”

Looking towards this weekend’s game against Northland, Ravouvou said the 54-13 victory over Tavua last week was a thing of the past.

“What happened last week is over. That game is finished and now we move on to another game this week. We’re not taking anything lightly and we’re preparing well knowing that Northland is going to be a different and a tough game.”

Ravouvou admitted the absence of his players on tour in Uruguay with the Telecom Fijian Warriors had had its effect.

“Definitely we miss their input. But we know that’s always been the case. That’s what the boys are here for. They start out playing for Suva then they move right up to the national cup. So we have boys here who can showcase their talent with our players being in Uruguay.”

The RC Manubhai Suva-Northland clash is at 3pm Gatward Park, Korovou on Saturday.




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