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Malolo Women Qualify

Malolo Women Qualify
Malolo Women rugby team at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on July 7, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
July 08
14:20 2018

Malolo women edged Namosi 30- 27 in the Skipper Cup Premier­ship semifinal at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka yesterday.

What Happened

In the 6th minute Namosi’s Lavena Ca­vuru scored the first try before Malolo’s Karalaini Naisewa leveled the scores 5-5 in the 8th minute.

In the 11th minute Malolo’s Asena Rokomarave was yellow carded.

Namosi’s Esitieri Bulikiobo scored their second try in the 14th minute, 10-5 before Litia Naiqato leveled the scores in the 19th minute, 10-10.

Namosi’s Laisani Navukuro scored an­other try in the 22nd minute, 15-10.

Malolo fought back in the second half when Akanisi Sokoiwasa scored two tries in the 61st and 65th minute for them to lead 20-15.

In the 66th minute Bulikiobo was yel­low carded allowing Malolo to score in the 30th minute through Ateca Leiyamo to extend their lead 25-15.

In the 72nd minute Sisilia Tina of Na­mosi scored another try which was con­verted, 22-25.

Malolo’s Akanisi Sokoiwasa scored in the 75th minute, 30-22.

Namosi Roela Cakaunivalu scored the last try in the 82nd minute.

Fulltime: Malolo 30-27 Namosi.

Big Play: Malolo’s Akanisi Sokoiwasa scoring two tries in the second half.

Star Turn: Malolo’s Akanisi Sokoiwasa scoring three tries and was named the player of the match.

Comments: Malolo coach Linda Shan­non said: “I’m happy for the girls as they have done a great job.

“We will work on our weaknesses and prepare for the final against Suva.”

Namosi manager Mere King said;

“Job well done despite the loss.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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