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Navy, Police In Escott Final

Navy, Police In Escott Final
Police Blue battle it out with QVSOB in the lineout during the Escott Shield semifinal at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on September 15, 2017. . Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau
September 16
11:00 2017

 

Fresh’et Navy and Police Blue have booked their spot in the Suva Rugby Union’s Escott Shield final.

Last night, Navy edged out defending Escott Shield champions Army Green 17-15 in the second semifinal at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Earlier on in the first semifinal Police Blue walloped Queen Victoria School Old Boys 36-8. The lawmen led 8-3 at halftime and went into the overdrive in the second half with experienced Suva flanker Samu Bola and Kaponi Paul leading the charge.

Police Blue coach Solomone Nute said they would need to improve if they are to win the final. “There are so many areas that we need to improve on.  First and foremost we need to control our set pieces,” Nute said.

“It will not be an easy battle in the final but we need to be prepared for that.”

QVSOB manager Tuvula Kinivuwai commended Police’s performance.

“This is the second time we reached the semi-final but we will keep trying,”Kinivuwai said.

“Playing the Police Blue or any of the Forces teams at this stage is very tough.

“We did prepare well but we played against a quality and a good Police side, we will try again next year,” Kinivuwai said.

Koroturaga Championship

Covenant Brothers take on Police White in the final next Saturday at Albert Park.

Covenant Brothers defeated Ports 35-27 in the first semi-final while Police White beat Harlequins 19-10.

Women’s Division

Marist Sea Hawks will face Lami Blue Light in the  final. Sea Hawks walloped Central Chiefs while Lami won by default over Striders.

EdIted by Osea Bola

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