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Suva Wallops Navosa

Suva Wallops Navosa
Suva Blindside Alia Canakaivoata goes for their first try against Navosa during Skipper Cup Competition at ANZ Stadium on May 19, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
May 20
12:08 2018

Suva 60( Jonathan Petueli 2 tries,Jone Manu 2 con, Elia Canaika 1 try, Watisoni Se­vutia 1 try, Seveci Naisilisili 1 try, Enele Malele 4con, Jitoko Usumaki 1 try, Peni Matawalu 1 try, Levani Kurimudu 2 tries, Eneri Lotawa 1 try

Navosa 15( Ilimeleki Turaga 1 try, Nacanieli Nagatalevu 1 con, 1 pen, Temesi Murivalu 1 try)

What happened; Suva thrashed Navosa 60-15 in the fourth round of the Skipper Cup Premiership at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

In a one-sided game, the capital city side dominated the first 40 min­utes, ruthless in attack and were aggressive scoring seven tries.

Navosa only managed a try and a conversion in the first half.

Jonathan Petueli, Elia Canaika, Watisoni Sevutia, Seveci Naisilisi­li, Jitoko Usumaki, Peni Matawalu and Levani Kurumudu scored a try each with Manu and Malele kick­ing two conversions each.

Halftime: Suva 41-7 Navosa.

Navosa got off to a strong start in the beginning of the second half after Suva was penalised for a foul play which gave the chance to Na­gatalevu to kick a penalty. Suva continued their dominance and scored their eighth and ninth tries through Petueli and Kurimudu and Malele was successful with both conversions.

Suva extended their lead with their 10th try to replacement prop Eneri Lotawa.

Navosa continued to fight on and scored their try to Temesi Muriva­lu.

Big Play; Suva displayed an enter­taining attacking game.

Comments; Suva head coach Jope Tuikabe said;

“This is a good win for Suva and our objective is to get five points.”

Navosa backline coach Ilaitia Na­bewa said;

“We have a young side and I’m proud of how they performed.”

Rewa next for Nadi

Jack’s Nadi defeated Cloud 9 Malo­lo 28 – 18 during the Skipper Cup Premiership at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

The jetsetters were simply too strong leading 18-6 at halftime

Big Play: Jack’s Nadi fullback, Ki­tione Taliga.

Star Turn: Jack’s Nadi first five –eighth Sela Toga was spot on with his kicking.

Comments:

Jack’s Nadi coach, Savenaca Aria said;

“I’m happy with performance. But we need to step again against Rewa next week.”

Cloud 9 Malolo Coach Aca Ratuva said;

We need to put on a good show against Navosa in round five.”

-Arieta Vakasusuwaqa

Edited by Osea Bola

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