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Voka Leads Charge For Namosi

Voka Leads Charge For Namosi
Namosi rugby team after their match against Rewa at Thomson Park Navua on May 19, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
May 20
12:06 2018

Namosi won their first match in the fourth round of the Skipper Cup Premiership defeating Rewa 24-15 at Thomson Park, Navua yesterday.

What happened: Namosi skipper Mosese Voka led by example scor­ing the first try in the 9th minute which was converted by Alivereti Veitokauri, 7-0.

Seru Vaniqi drew first blood for Rewa in the 28th minute kicking a penalty and scoring a try.

Halftime: Namosi 7-8 Rewa

Namosi made a strong comeback in the second half with a try by Seru Cakobau in the 51st minute to lead 14-18 with Voka leading the charge.

In the 68th minute, Asaeli Atunai­sa scored a try for Namosi followed by another one to Aivereti Kabu­kawaqa, 24-8.

Glen Cakautini scored Rewa’s sec­ond try.

Fulltime:Namosi 24-15 Rewa.

Big Play: Namosi fighting back in the second half.

Comments: Rewa manager Pet­ero Kaveni said they lost to a better side.

“We started well but lost concen­tration midway in the second half which allowed Namosi to hit back. We cannot allow that since we’ve got tougher matches coming up. We need to be focused for the whole 80 minutes. We thought we had Namosi contained in the first half but their experience got the better of us. They have taught us a lesson and we need to improve before we face Suva.”

Namosi assistant coach Josateki Savou said;

“ I applaud the superb perfor­mance of the boys and to the par­ents, families, friends and fans for their never ending support.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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