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Army retains Tanoa trophy

Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA . The green machine from Delainabua yesterday stamped their mark in the Suva Rugby Union Tanoa Plaza Trophy challenge. Army Green, last year’s finalist in
13 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : VUNIWAQA BOLA . The green machine from Delainabua yesterday stamped their mark in the Suva Rugby Union Tanoa Plaza Trophy challenge.
Army Green, last year’s finalist in the Escott Shield started off their season well in the new Super 14 format of SRU.
SRU chairman, Vilikesa Rauca the match yesterday was tough and also exciting to watch two top teams battle it out in wet Suva weather.
“Both teams had big names with sevens reps.”
Namoli man, Iliavi Satala teamed up with former sevens reps, Dale Tonawai, Timoci Volavola and Highlanders wing Manueli Gade.
Rauca said the two former Nadroga players showed their class when they came in from the bench as impact players.
“Wardens scored first but when these two players came in they were able to get Army on the score board before half time.”
The Joeli Matanatabu coached Army side levelled scores at the breather.
Wardens with the service of Digicel Sevens rep, Setefano Cakau and former rep Epeli Dranivasa played tooth and nail with the Army team. Rauca said it was through Army’s Manueli Gade who nailed the last minute try to give his Army side a win.
Rauca added the Super 14 competition is expected to get bigger as they go along especially when all the teams would be after dethroning the Army side.
After yesterday’s match, Leone Nakarawa, Army’s lock forward earned himself the best forward player while Warden Kasimino Rayasi received the best backline player.



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