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Stopping Stallions

Stopping Stallions
Suva’s Taniela Naqali during team gym session on July 10, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
July 12
15:05 2018

Final hurdle to overcome, Suva coaching staff, players have been working hard and deserved to be in final: Peceli Derenalagi 

The capital city side is confident of giving BLK Nadroga a good run in 2018 Skipper Cup Premiership final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Saturday

Suva Rugby spokesperson Peceli Derenalagi said the side will be out to up the momentum against the defending champions.

Despite losing one out of eight, Derenalagi said the game against the Stallions would be different ball game.

“First we need to do it right and play simple rugby this weekend,” Derenalagi said.

‘The Stallions have been used to playing in big games in the past since they are the top provincial rugby side.

“The composition of the Suva team comprised players from various provinces in Fiji and they are proud to fly the Noqu Suva flag with pride.

“We have a young team and they all worked extremely hard to reach the final.

“We have one final hurdle to overcome.  We know Nadroga is the defending champions but we will give them a good run on Saturday.”

Derenalagi said the coaching staff led by Jope Tuikabe had been doing the hard yards to get it right at training.

“The bottom line is we need to lift our game as this is the final. We will need to click in our combination and can’t afford to give the ball away unnecessarily as Nadroga players are always quick to pounce on every loose ball and counter-attack,” he said

“Nadroga is the favourite and the team to beat but our aim is to stop the Stallions from winning in the capital city.

“Our coaching staff and the players have been working hard four days a week and we deserved to be in the final.”


11.30am Suva-Malolo (women); 1pm Nadi-Namosi (U20); 3pm Suva-Nadroga.

Edited by Osea Bola




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