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Big Win For Yasawa

Big Win For Yasawa
The Nanukuloa team at Churchill Park in Lautoka on May 12, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai
May 13
11:00 2018

Yasawa proved too good for Nanukuloa after secur­ing their third win in the Vodafone Vanua Championship competition with a 34 – 14 thrash­ing at Churchill Park in Lautoka, yesterday.

What happened: Yasawa scored three tries in first half through first five –eighth Napolioni Ratu in the 3rd minute, flanker Ser­emaia Navia on the 14th min and tight-head prop Varasiko Peceli on the 39th min.

Yasawa dominated all facets of play with their aggressive forward pack complimented by some dam­aging runs by their backline, who were slicing through the Nanuku­loa defence at will.

Nanukuloa’s disorganized de­fence let them down.

Halftime: Yasawa 20 – 6 Nanuku­loa

It was all Yasawa in the second spell as they put pedal to the metal, taking a grip of the game depriving Nanukuloa of any op­portunity of a comeback.

Final score: 34 -13

Big Play: Yasawa scoring two suc­cessive tries early in the second half through loose-head prop Ne­tani Nakobakoba in the 42nd min and Josua Tuidriva in the 47th min that secured them a bonus point and dashing any hopes of a Nanukuloa comeback.

Nanukuloa scored a consolation try through right winger Apime­leki Varakuka in the 53rd minute.

Star turn: Yasawa’s pivot Napo­lioni Ratu controlled play from No.10.

Comments:

Yasawa head coach Seru Rogo said their players failed to capital­ize on scoring opportunities but will need to step up in their next game against Vatukoula.

“Maybe it is the lack of fitness with fatigue obvious in the second half.”

Nanukuloa Coach Moape Bole­bole said;

“It was a good game despite some questionable calls made by the match officials.”

Results: U20 Nanukuloa 17 – 47 Yasawa.

Edited by Osea Bola

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