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Naitasiri Stay Top

Naitasiri Stay Top
Isireli kaloucava of Naitasiri dives to score the first try for Naitasiri at the ANZ stadium on June 3, 2017.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.
June 04
11:36 2017


Naitasiri bounced back from their loss to Nadroga last week to beat Suva 28-15 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday and keep their place at the top of the points table in the Skipper Cup competition.

Coach Koli Sewabu said while they had a comfortable win, they need to work hard to keep their spot at the top as they face Northland at home this weekend.

“It was good to have a win even though we pursued to get a bonus point but a win is a win,” Sewabu said.

“We were committed to our game plan in the first 20 minutes which we converted into points but unfortunately we allowed Suva to come back a bit more confident.

“We will try to maintain our position at the top, it is a strong competition and we cannot afford to take teams lightly.

“The key now is to keep our feet on the ground, stay humble and keep working hard.”

Meanwhile, Suva coach Saiasi Fuli was disappointed with the loss.

“It was a very disappointing game for us because I didn’t expect the boys to perform below par. This reminds us that we need to keep working hard in the next two games,” Fuli said.

“We lost a lot of possession, 60 per cent of possession went to Naitasiri and they utilised that very well.

“We still have two games to go and I hope the boys will bounce back. We have to work hard for the next two games, especially losing a lot of balls in the line outs. We performed well in the scrums but losing eight lineouts is a concern for us.”

Edited by Osea Bola



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