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BLK Nadroga 26-7 Jack’s Nadi ERONI TUINACEVA Sigatoka What happened: BLK Nadroga notched their eighth consecutive win after beating Jack’s Nadi during Round 8 of the 2014 Skipper Cup at
06 Jul 2014 10:26

Apisai Moimoi of Nadroga dives over for a second try against Nadi during their Skipper Cup match at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: Rama

BLK Nadroga 26-7 Jack’s Nadi
ERONI TUINACEVA
Sigatoka

What happened:
BLK Nadroga notched their eighth consecutive win after beating Jack’s Nadi during Round 8 of the 2014 Skipper Cup at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.
The Stallions got off to a slow start with the jetssetters drawing first blood in the 5th minute with a try to Kavekini Varo and successfully converted by Venisemani Ratubalavu.Nadi led 7-0 for the next 25 minutes before Peni Ravai answered the home crowd’s prayers with a try in the 30th minute, converted by Apisalome Waqatabu.
Apisai Moimoi added their second in the 33rd minute which was converted by Waqatabu for the Stallions to lead 14-7 at halftime.
The hosts continued the momentum in the second half with Savenaca Ravaca scoring a try in the 50 minute with Waqatabu adding the extra two points. Nadroga 21-7 Nadi.
Apete Daveta sealed the Stallions’ victory with the final unconverted try in the final seconds of the game to see Nadroga continue their campaign to win the 2014 Skipper Cup.
Star Turn:
A determined Daveta powered his way through the Nadi defence to score the final try sealing the win for his side.
Big Play:
The Stallions proven themselves as champions and will be hard to beat.
Comments:
Nadroga head coach Esala Nauga said: “I just want to thank the boys for a great performance. It really was a team effort that got them the win and at halftime I instructed them to play as a team and the rest would fall into place.
“This is definitely a pleasing result as we’re well on track with our campaign for the Skipper Cup.”
Nadi head coach Iliesa Tanivula said: “It was incredibly disappointing to say the least.
We didn’t turn up mentally to play and it showed. In the end, we lost to a better team and credit to Nadroga for coming back like they did.
“Obviously, we have to go back to the drawing board now and seriously look at our mental approach to the game and polish up on a number of areas but the general feeling is that this was a disappointing result.”
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