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Defending Escott Champs On Track

Defending Escott Champs On Track
Action from the Police vs Savura rygby match on August 25,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
August 26
11:15 2018

Defending Escott Shield champions Police Blues are on track with their title de­fence after they thrashed Savura 33-3 to book their spot in the semi-final.

The Blues had too much firepower to deny Savura’s attempt to create an upset win.

They now take on Covenant Blue in the semi-final while Army Green face Navy in the other at Bidesi Park this Saturday.

Police Blues coach Solomone Nute told SUNsports that he was not carried away with the win as they would focus on areas they need to improve on before playing in the semi-final.

“With the victory achieved, we are confident that we still have a chance of defending our shield again,” the former Suva prop said.

“I’m really happy with what the Police Blues and Whites have achieved during our quarterfinals meet.

“The players really controlled their set pieces, scrum and also the team bonding was strong and that took us to the end.

“We are looking forward to an­other week as we will try and move our fitness to another level.”

GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT

Savura rugby coach Apakuki Qi­odravu acknowledged the players for their hardwork throughout the competition until they played Po­lice Blues.

“I thank the boys for the game as this is the first time that we have reached the quarterfinals.

“We will be coming back much stronger next year as we aim to move another level up.”

RESULTS

Koroturaga Cup quarters: Fire Wardens 29-19 USP, Nasinu 12-9 Draunivau Sharks, RKSOB 40-14 Namuka-i-Lau, Police Whites 15-12 Army Reds.

Escott Shield quarters: Police Blues 33-3 Savura, Covenant Blue 12-11 Nabua, Navy 22-15 Regent Breakthrough, Army Green 17-8 QVSOB

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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