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Navy Map Escott Defence

Navy Map Escott Defence
Navy rugby team after successfully defending the Escott Shield with a 49-8 win over QVSOB at Bidesi ground in Suva on April 14, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
April 15
11:20 2018

The Navy rugby team are on track to defend the Suva Rugby Union’s Escott Shield after thrashing Queen Victo­ria School Old Boys (QVSOB) 49-8 at Bidesi ground in Suva, yesterday.

Navy led 22-0 at halftime but QVSOB’s Jo­seph Vuerewa scored a try in the second half. Navy played with 14-men for most part of the match after Jitoko Usamate copped a red card in the first half.

Waisake Urabuta scored three tries for Navy in the second half with Lemeki Damu getting the other try.

Navy manager Osea Natuva said they would look into their weakness as the com­petition is getting tougher.

“It was a good performance by the players and we are now looking forward to the big­ger challenges in the competition,” he said.

“Our plan was to play wide balls and the red card to Usamate was also a contributing factor in the match. We will go back to the drawing board and map our plans for the competition.

“I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing us this far and we are thankful for making it this far in the Escott Shield competition.”

He was overwhelmed with the effort and thanked the assistance from close families and friends for the support throughout.

“It was not an easy game for us as we just had two weeks to prepare. “This win would have not been possible without the support of our families and friends,” he said.


Women 10s– Marist Seahawks 19-12 Strid­ers, Army Women 12-24 Central Chiefs

Koroturaga Championship- Fire Wardens WBD Qauia Green, Covenant Red 29-25 Lo­maiviti Black, USON (Postponed) Army Red, USP 22-12 West Coast Drifters, Draunivau Sharks 10-5 Namuka-i-Lau, RKSOB 48-14 Po­lice White

Escott Shield- Police Blue 39-12 Marist, Covenant Blue 30-12 Raiwaqa White, Army Green (Postponed) Nabua, Lomaiviti Green 22-22 Fiji Ports, Regent Breakthrough 17-21 Savura, Harlequins WBD Qauia Gold, Nas­inu 13-10 Delainavesi, Navy 49-8 QVSOB

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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