Namosi has another bonus point in the bag after beating Vatukoula 31-6 in round three of the 2015 Skipper Cup tournament at Thomson Park, Navua, yesterday.
Namosi started off on a good note as Peniasi Rea scored their first try in the opening minutes to lead 5-0. Five minutes later, Vatukoula managed to get three points up on the scoreboard with a penalty from Tevita Nabura for 5-3.
Namosi tested the Vatukoula defence, but poor handling errors because of the wet weather prevented them from progressing to the try line. Namosi had numerous opportunities to score, but simple blunders turned possession over.
Vatukoula struggled to contain themselves and settle down and with Namosi’s impeccable defence forced Vatukoula to score points from a far with another penalty kick converted by Nabura, to put themselves a point ahead, 5-6.
Having more possession, Namosi capitalised on the opportunity to score their second try by Kelepi Naimasi just with a pick and drive just before half-time and successful conversion by Jone Naucabalavu, 12-6.
Half-time: Namosi 12-6 Vatukoula
Namosi started the second spell by applying pressure on Vatukoula who fought hard to defend.
Namosi proved too strong with Kitione Taliga scoring the home team’s third try, 19-6.
Namosi managed to score yet another try by Taliga for 24-6. Five minutes later, Namosi continued to punish Vatukoula’s mistakes with yet another try from Sakuisa Nadruku to seal Namosi’s victory in the 70th minute, 31-6.
Star turn; Tevita Nabura put up the only points for Vatukoula to escape leaving Thomson Park with no points.
Big play; Despite the wet condition, Namosi proved they are still the team to beat.
Comments; Vatukoula coach Senirusi Seruvakula, “This team obviously needs a lot of improvement because they are not playing smart rugby or playing as a team. There were a lot of mistakes being made and a lot of possession just given away. We cannot be playing this kind of rugby. “
Namosi assistant coach Digitaki Levaci, “I think we came into this game anticipating that Vatukoula would give us a good game. We are also preparing to meet Natiasiri next week so this was a test for us.”