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Bainivualiku New Holders Of The Katonivere Shield

Bainivualiku New Holders Of The Katonivere Shield
Bainivualiku players and officials with the Katonivere Shield at All Saint’s Secondary School ground on August 25, 2018. Photo: Bainivualiku Rugby
August 28
11:00 2018

The Bainivualiku rugby team ended Qoi Bau’s reign on the Katonivere Shield when they came out 29-11 victors of their challenge match at All Saints Secondary School ground in Labasa last weekend.

What happened: Qoi Bau who had been suc­cessfully defending the title started strongly against Bainivualiku.

In the 20th minute they took a 3-0 lead from a penalty and later extended it to 6-0.

Their joy was short-lived when Bainivualiku struck with tries to Penisoni Valesomo and Josua Senidamanu with one conversion landed for a 12 –6 lead.

The match intensified as Qoi Bau ran in their first try in the 31st minute which was not con­verted to narrow the deficit to 12-11.

Bainivualiku held their composure and be­fore halftime they ran in a unconverted try to Emosi Rakari.

Halftime: Bau Qoi 11-17 Bainivualiku

It was all Bainivualiku in the second spell as they ran in to two tries for the 29-11 win.

Comments: Bainivualiku manager Captain Samuela Cikaitoga said: “It was a wonderful performance by the players and they were re­minded of our aim to win all the trophy and shield that are at stake in this year’s Macuata Rugby competition.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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