SPORTS

Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri

Nadroga 50 ( Epeli Natuikata, Meli Kurisaru, Samu Laqai, Eroni Vasiteri, Samu Cava, Savenaca Rawaca, Ilaisa Leca, Apisalome Waqatabu tries 4 con, Mitieli Nacagilevu 1con) Naitasiri 7 ( Seresio Vereivalu
24 Aug 2014 19:35
Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri
From left: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the late Tongan Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, at the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu last month.

Nadroga 50 ( Epeli Natuikata, Meli Kurisaru, Samu Laqai, Eroni Vasiteri, Samu Cava, Savenaca Rawaca, Ilaisa Leca, Apisalome Waqatabu tries 4 con, Mitieli Nacagilevu 1con)

Naitasiri 7 ( Seresio Vereivalu try, Kolinio Vunaki 1 con)

What happened: BLK Nadroga rugby engraved their name on the first Skipper Cup after walloping Tacirua Transport Naitasiri 50-7 at Lawaqa Park yesterday.

The Esala Nauga-coached side also won $30,000.

Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri

Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri

It was a one-sided game as the hosts side dominated the game from the opening whistle with the first try scored in the 1st minute through lock forward Epeli Natuikata and converted by fullback Apisalome Waqatabu.

Naitasiri replied in the 10th minute with a try to Seresio Vereivalu and converted by Kolinio Vunaki.

Game started to get very physical from both sides seeing the lone yellow card was flashed in the 18th minute to Epeli Natuikata for a dangerous tackle on Naitasiri winger Esava Delai.

This did not deter the strong Nadroga side as they prevented the visitors from crossing over their try line in the 10 minutes when they were 14 men down.

Apisalome Waqatabu made a break allowing Meli Kurisaru to score their second try in the 24th minute.

Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri

Simply Unbeatable BLK Nadroga 50-7 Tacirua Transport Naitasiri

Natuikata was instrumental in their third try in the 28th minute which was scored by Waqatabu who converted his own try.

Nadroga continued their dominance and enjoyed possession scoring their fourth and fifth try in the 31st and 37th minute respectively to Samu Laqai and Eroni Vasiteri with Waqatabu successful with one conversion.

Nadroga led 31-7 at halftime.

Hundreds of fans including tourists enjoyed the exciting atmosphere yesterday.

Naitasiri only had themselves to blame with poor game structure and giving away possessions.

Nadroga continued to enjoy possession in the last 40 minutes lifting the intensity as they scored another three tries to Samu Cava, Savenaca Rawaca and Ilaisa Leca with Waqatabu and Mitieli Nacagilevu successful with a conversion each.

Fulltime: Nadroga 50 Naitasiri 7.

Big Play: Nadroga proved too strong for Naitasiri.

Star Turn: Nadroga captain Rupeni Nasiga led his brigade well.

Comments: Nadroga head coach Esala Nauga stressed discipline was the key factor for his side.

“We always stressed discipline and we want to acknowledge our boys for being faithful from the beginning of the season until today.

“We acknowledge Naitasiri for coming here and playing a good final.”

Meanwhile, Naitasiri media officer Waisale Luveniyali said the team did not play according to plan..

Feedback: sportsdesk@fijisun.com.fj




Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: