Skipper Cup

Discipline, Defence Key : Neivalu

Former Nadi Rugby Union secretary and team manager Noa Neivalu said a lot would depend on the kicking game of Vatemo Ravouvou, Sela Toga and Navi Tuilawa.
28 Oct 2020 14:44
Discipline, Defence Key : Neivalu
Action from Nadi-Namosi clash at ANZ Stadium on October 24,2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Discipline and defence will be key for Jack’s Nadi in the defending the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy against Tailevu at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday.

Former Nadi Rugby Union secretary and team manager Noa Neivalu said a lot would depend on the kicking game of Vatemo Ravouvou, Sela Toga and Navi Tuilawa.

“Discipline and defence will be the key to this. We need to shut them (Tailevu) down on all phases of play,” he said.

“We need to utilise posses­sion that we get and turn it into points. Our three kickers need to be at their best this week.

He added every kick was crucial and every opportu­nity should be turned into points in the last round of the Skipper Cup Premiership competition.

“We need to scrum better, win lineouts and set pieces need to be spot on.

“We need to tighten up our first and second line of de­fence and we should be okay.”

Neivalu is adamant that the Jets supporters will turn up for the final fin good numbers.

“The boys played their hearts out for the vanua Na­vatulevu fans and their fami­lies,” he said.

The team beat Namosi 22-21 at the ANZ Stadium last week. And they did it with 14 players in the last quarter af­ter halfback Anasa Vuatalevu was red carded for stomping.

The teams last met in Nadi for the coveted silverware in 2009. Saturday’s challenge will be the last for 2020.

Edited by Osea Bola

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