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Namosi U20 Beat Suva

Namosi U20 Beat Suva
Namosi Under-20 players in their dressing room after upsetting Suva 17-15 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on July 7, 2018. Photo: Grace Narayan
July 08
14:23 2018

It was an emotional yet over­whelming moment for Namo­si after scoring a close 17-15 win over Suva in the Skipper Cup Premiership Under-20 semifinal at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

“It is a very emotional moment for me. We lost to them in the final last year,” Namosi coach Sakiusa Korobiuyau said;

“Despite the players coming from different provinces, they all come together for Namosi.

“It was very encouraging to see the boys play their hearts throughout scoring the winning try in the last five minutes.

“I hope the team keeps the same attitude and spirit when we play Nadi the final next week,”

What happened:

Suva fullback Simione Kuruvoli scored the first points through a penalty in the 18th minute, 3-0.

In the 31st minute a try was scored by Namosi prop Vatemo Rokodugu which was converted by fullback Aminiasi Delana.

In the 34th minute the hosts came back with a try to Suva’s first five-eighth Pita Vedeiwaqa which was converted by Simione Kuruvoli.

Halftime: Suva 10-7 Namosi

In the second spell Namosi scored two tries to Suva one.

Fulltime: Namosi 17- 15 Suva

Big Play: Namosi last try scored by Luke Ratu.

Comments; Suva coach Anare Masi said; “Wrong decisions and attitude cost us the game.

“It was a close game and I would like to thank Namosi for giving us a good game.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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