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Close Win For Nadi

What happened: Jack’s Nadi edged Suva 8-6 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. It was a scrappy first-half from both teams as they try to settle in the first 20 minutes.
26 Jul 2015 10:28
Close Win For  Nadi
Nadi captain Aminiasi Nava tries to break away from a Suva player at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

What happened:

Jack’s Nadi edged Suva 8-6 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

It was a scrappy first-half from both teams as they try to settle in the first 20 minutes.

A lot of errors were committed as they  continued to lose possessions and failed to execute game plans well.

The Jetsetters were dominant in attack as they were able to penetrate the Suva defence line.

The consistent pressure resulted in Isake Katonibau being sinned-binned in the 30th minute for a dangerous tackle.

Nadi’s winning penalty was kicked by Cyril Reece in the 34th minute.

Nadi regrouped again in the 38th minute as Iliesa Bari scored the lone try of the match.

Suva had themselves to blame because of poor defence and indiscipline which allowed Nadi to lead 8-0 at halftime.

Suva managed to secure points in the second-half through the boots of fullback Meli Kurisaru who kicked two penalties.

Big play;  Nadi proved themselves too strong in their backline.

Star turn; Nadi defence was too strong for Suva as they denied the capital city side chances to score.

Comments;

Suva rugby head coach Salimoni Ravouvou accepted defeat

“They did not perform as expected of them,” Ravouvou said.

Nadi head coach Usaia Koroivunilagi said their main target was to win.

“This season our main target is to win and that’s what we have been telling the boys.

“We are impressed with their performance against Suva.

“They executed plans well and I’m proud of them.”

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