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Malolo Upsets Namosi in Skipper Cup Premiership

Malolo Upsets Namosi in Skipper Cup Premiership
The Macuata Rugby team ready to take on Nasinu at Subrail Park in Labasa on Saturday for the FRU Vanua Championship on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Photo: Wati Talebula
May 11
12:12 2018

Minnows Malolo created the biggest upset in the second round of the Skipper Cup premiership defeating 2017 finalists Namosi 23-20 at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday.

A late surge by Namosi was not enough as Malolo re¬covered from their first round loss to Suva to edge the visitors 23-20.

A penalty to Malolo late into the sec­ond spell was converted by full¬back Timoci Tavuto was enough to break the deadlock and give his side the win.

Namosi was given a chance to equalise with a minute remaining with a penalty but rather than at tempt the kick they opted to kick for touch and lost the ensuing lineout throw.

In other matches, a late surge from Naitasiri secured their second win in the competition after beating Rewa 22-15 at the Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on Saturday.

The Esala Nauga-coached BLK Nadroga side edged Suva 28-26 in a late penalty to record a win in their second round at Lawaqa Park in Si­gatoka.

And visitors Navosa upset Nadi 37-30 in a Friday night clash at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

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