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Tailevu Aims for Top Eight

JUSTINE MANNAN Suva Tebara Bus Tailevu aims to be in the top eight of the 2014 Skipper Cup competitions. After failing to qualify for the semifinals, the team needs to
25 Jul 2014 09:13

Jale Sassen (with ball) of Tailevu during team training at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

JUSTINE MANNAN
Suva

Tebara Bus Tailevu aims to be in the top eight of the 2014 Skipper Cup competitions.
After failing to qualify for the semifinals, the team needs to be ranked in the top 8 to challenge for the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy.
Tailevu faces Naitasiri in the last round of competitions at Ratu Cakobau Park tomorrow.
And Tailevu Rugby Union president Maika Rainima said it would not be easy but they needed to win.
“Since we can’t compete for a semifinal spot, we have turned our attention to the Farebrother-Sullivan Challenge and in order to do that we need to win this game and maintain our position in the top eight.”
Rainima said regardless of the team’s position on the points table, as they sit in eighth place with 20 points, the young players have gained experience and exposure from the Skipper Cup competitions.
“I’m happy with how the boys performed. This is a rebuilding phase for us and even though we didn’t finish in the top half of the table, this has been a good experience for the players,” he said.
Tebara Bus Tailevu will face Naitasiri in their home ground in Ratu Cakobau Park on Saturday at 3pm.
Other games see Lautoka playing Jack’s Nadi, Northland hosts BLK Nadroga, Tavua will play Macuata, Ovalau faces Namosi and RC Manubhai Suva hosts Vatukoula.
justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj




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