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Nadroga Nil Tailevu

The Inoke Male-coached Tebara Transport Tailevu were humiliated going down to BLK Nadroga 57–0 during the fifth HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. The Stallions
28 Sep 2014 15:52
Nadroga Nil Tailevu
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy with some women from the Senidilo women’s group and government officials at Saqani Village on December 13,2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

The Inoke Male-coached Tebara Transport Tailevu were humiliated going down to BLK Nadroga 57–0 during the fifth HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.

The Stallions scored nine unanswered tries after leading 8-0 at halftime.

What happened: Tailevu got a shock when Nadroga winger Iliesa Ratuva scored the opening try in the 3rd minute.

In the 15th minute Tailevu was penalised allowing fullback Mitieli Nacagilevu to kick a penalty. Halftime: Nadroga 8-0Tailevu

Nadroga came into the second half fired up with flyhalf Jiuta Lutumailagi kicking a drop goal in the 41st minute.

In the next 10 minutes, Nadroga scored three tries to winger Esala Navori (42nd),  Ulaiyasi Lawavou (47th) and Ratunaisa Narukutabua (50th ) for the Stallions to lead 27-0.

In the 55th minute Eroni Vasiteri scored another try in the corner.

In the 57 minute Nacagilevu break the Tailevu backline to run 40 metres.

In the 61st minute Tailevu came close to scoring but fumbled the ball allowing Nadroga prop Nemani Camainakelo to score.

In the 63rd minute  Camainakelo scored his second try.

In the 74th minute centre Samu Cava scored the last try under the post and was converted by Vatuinaruku.

Star Turn: flyer Mitieli Nacagilevu proved critics wrong with his powerful bursts breaking the Tailevu defence.

Big Play: The drop goal by Lutumailagi in the 41st minute and the effort upfront by the Nadroga forwards.

Comments: Nadroga captain Setefano Somoca said, “We expected a tough game from a team like Tailevu but hats off to the boys for working hard together as a unit. We played with the game plan and giving Tailevu no chance to show their plan. This shows what can be achieved if we work together rather than an individual game.”

Tailevu captain Sakeo Latianara said: “It was a tough game as we were outplayed by Nadroga. We came expecting a tough match but did not expect the score line to be like this. We tried from all areas but were contested by Nadroga. We just have to wait for another year and we thank our sponsors and fans.”

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