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Win 1 For Macuata

Macuata won their first game in the 2015 Skipper Cup competition after beating Tebara Bus Tailevu at Ganilau Park in Savusavu yesterday. What happened: Tailevu drew first blood with a
28 Jun 2015 09:07
Win 1 For Macuata
The Macuata rugby team after beating Tebara Bus Tailevu in Savusavu yesterday. Photo: Peni Drauna

Macuata won their first game in the 2015 Skipper Cup competition after beating Tebara Bus Tailevu at Ganilau Park in Savusavu yesterday.

What happened:

Tailevu drew first blood with a try to Joe Navuya which was converted.

The visitors extended their lead with a drop-goal from Navuya.

Halftime: Tailevu 8-0 Macuata

The Macuata boys came back in the second-half reinvigorated.

A red card was awarded to Tailevu’s Kameli Tilalati, but Akapusi Tulovo missed the penalty.

After a tussle of possession Ratu Isoa Waqawai managed to cross the Tailevu try-line which was converted.

Minutes before fulltime Waqaiqai dotted down his second try which was again converted.

Fulltime: Tailevu 8 – 14 Macuata

Star turn:

Tilalati was red-carded by referee Kaveni Talemaivalagi for a dangerous tackle which was the turning point in the game.

Big play:

Ratu Isoa Waqawai scoring two tries for Macuata.

Comments:

Tailevu coach Jone Kaila said: “I was not happy, not convinced with some of the decisions made on the field. But congratulations to Macuata for winning their first game.”

Macuata assistant coach Julian Ravuiwasa said; “I’m happy for our first win and we’re learning every week. The boys followed the plan and we are looking forward to take on Suva this weekend.”

Feedback: peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 



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