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Bonus Win For Rewa

Bonus Win For Rewa
Rewa skipper Esala Vakateri scores against Warwick Navosa in the Skipper Premiership match at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
April 22
10:52 2018

The Ro Alivereti Doviverata-coached Rewa side recorded a 24-19 bonus point victory over Warwick Navosa in the open­ing round of the Skipper Cup Pre­miership at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka yesterday.

What happened: Failing to connect passes and poor handling was the order of the day.

Navosa scored first through a pen­alty to first five-eighth Emori Muri­tovo as they led 3-0.

But Rewa scored the first try in the corner to Levani Vula, 5-3

Muritovo extended Navosa lead again with a penalty, 6-5.

Rewa scored their second try to fullback Glen Cakautini.

Halftime: Rewa 10 -6 Navosa.

Muritovo closed the gap with a penalty, 10-9.

Centre Aca Silatolu scored the third try for Rewa which was con­verted by Josaia Lalauvaki 17- 9.

Aseri Kuribola kicked a penalty to close the gap for Navosa 17-12.

But a few minutes later Rewa skipper Esala Vakateri took a fast tap and ran through heavy traffic to score which was converted by Josua Lolovaki to lead 24-12.

Navosa was awarded a penalty try two minutes from the end, 24-19.

Star Turn: Former Northland cen­tre Luke Nadurutalo and Jonetani Yalayala played well for Navosa.

Big Play: Rewa’s Glen Cakautini and Esala Vakateri read the game well.

Comments: Rewa manager Saki­usa Secake said, “We worked hard for 80 minutes. Although Navosa wanted to avenge the 2017 loss, we were confident of winning since this is the Burebasaga turf.”

Navosa skipper Luke Nadurutalo said, “The boys played well. It was a good rugby game but we fell short. We hope we can deliver in the sec­ond match.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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