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Set For Final Showdown

BLK Nadroga has made three changes to the side named earlier to play Tacirua Transport Naitasiri in the Skipper Cup final in Lawaqa Park today. Apisalome Waqatabu will start at
23 Aug 2014 17:28
Set For Final Showdown
Former Fiji Airways Fiji Sevens Coach Gareth Baber

BLK Nadroga has made three changes to the side named earlier to play Tacirua Transport Naitasiri in the Skipper Cup final in Lawaqa Park today.

Apisalome Waqatabu will start at fullback while Mitieli Nacagilevu and Emosi Vucago will be on the bench.

Nadroga Rugby president Jikoibau Matawalu confirmed that Jiuta Lutumailagi has been rested for the game.

“Naitasiri is the only team that we played against this year in which we did not score a bonus point (15-11),” Matawalu said.

“So we are anticipating a strong Naitasiri side in the final.

“We have committed mistakes in the start of the season and we are going to improve in the final. This is going to be a very entertaining game,” Matawalu said.

The teams have a similar profile with Naitasiri having players who will “climb any tree and mountain” for their coach.

“And Nadroga are known worldwide for their loyalty and courage.

“All we need to do is to minimise our mistakes and finish this Skipper Cup competition on a high note,” he said.

Team:BLK Nadroga – Peni Ravai, Rt Seru Cakobau, Setefano Somoca, Rupeni Nahiga, Manoa Tamaya, Epeli Natuikata, Sailosi Rabo, Uluiasi Lawavou, Samu Laqai, Rt Meli Kurisaru, Samu Cava, Eroni Vasiteri, Savenaca Rawaca,Aporosa Tabulawaki, Apisalome Waqatabu

Reserves; Ilaisa Leca, Seremaia Naureure, Rt Penijamini Makutu, Etonia Naba, Apisai Moimoi, Emosi Vucago, Mitieli Nacagilevu, Ratunaisa Vatuinaruku

Tacirua Transport Naitasiri;

Mesake Doge, Dan Ligairi, Mosese Dulivaki, Sainivalati Vunibola, Seresio Vereivalu, Necani Nawasadau, Filimoni Seru, Avenisa Natabua, Kini Douglas, Kolinio Vunaki, Nasoni Rokobiau, Jonetani Veitau, Vilikesa Qio, Ilisoni Tavaiqia, Maika Ligaqaqa

Reserves: Josaia Qereqeretabua, Veresi Daku, Vilike Liwaliwa, Jeke Baivatu, Keni Rinakama, Lote Raratabu, Viliame Masikawa, Esava Delai.

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