Skipper Cup

Nadroga Out To Regain Lost Glory

The Stallions lost the title to Suva in the final last year while Malolo and Navosa also lost their Premiership status to Tailevu and Northland in 2018.
21 Jun 2019 12:28
Nadroga Out To Regain Lost Glory
BLK Nadroga captain Sakiusa Nakalevu (left) with his team in Cuvu on June 20,2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

BLK Nadroga captain Sakiusa Nakalevu says that it’s time for them to defy all odds and beat Suva in the Skipper Cup Premiership final at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow.

He said it was time to shift the Fiji rugby’s power base to the western division once again. The Yasawa Marlins and Lautoka Maroons have led the way as they will both feature in the Skipper Cup Premiership in 2020.

The Stallions lost the title to Suva in the final last year while Malolo and Navosa also lost their Premiership status to Tailevu and Northland in 2018.

Regain lost glory

“It’s time to regain the lost glory,” the Tau, Nadroga native said.

“Suva is the top team in the country and we expect tough battle on Saturday. We will come prepared and expect a good rumble from the Stallions as we will come out firing in all cylinders.

“We will do our best and not let our vanua of Nakuruvakarua down. We have learnt a lot in the semifinal against Naitasiri last week. We made a lot of mistakes and we will fix it.”

First time captain

This will be Nakalevu’s first time to captain the side in the final.

He has been part of the Stallions side since 2017. He played for Nadi in 2014 – 2016.

In 2013 he was part of the Delta Coy (Nadi Army) side that won their first ever Bougainville Tanoa trophy.

The very same year he played alongside former 7s reps Semi Kunatani and Donasio Ratubuli.

They also won the KKs Hardware Shield in the Nadi Rugby Union competition.

Edited by Osea Bola

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