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Namosi In Final

Expect a display of running rugby when BLK Nadroga meets Namosi in the final of the Skipper Cup on Saturday. This is after the two teams- well known for their
16 Aug 2015 12:57
Namosi In Final
BLK Nadroga meets Namosi in the final of the Skipper Cup on Saturday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Expect a display of running rugby when BLK Nadroga meets Namosi in the final of the Skipper Cup on Saturday.

This is after the two teams- well known for their fast-paced game- came out victors in their respective semifinals.

Nadroga survived a torrid second-half fightback by Suva with a 21-17 victory in the first game.

Namosi created history to upset Nadi 18-13 in a double-header at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

 

Namosi upset Nadi        

The Jack’s Nadi coached side was a shadow of a team that did so well in the opening rounds of the Skipper Cup.

What happened: Poor handling cost Jack’s Nadi dearly against a determined Namosi outfit.

The visitors gave Nadi a scare early in the opening spell with a penalty to Kitione Taliga,  a try to openside flanker and former Nadi rep Kolaia Bucalevu which was converted by Taliga.

But they were reduced to 14 men after Bucalevu was sent to the bin and Nadi capitalised with a try to halfback Jock Liuta.

Winger Cyril Reece failed to add the much needed two points as Namosi led 8-5 at the break.

Nadi started well in the second spell and Reece levelled the score after a yellow card to Namosi lock Vaione Tegu.

Taliga gave Namosi the lead with another penalty before a converted try by former Fiji 7s rep Joji Ragamate stretch their lead to 18-8.

A try to replacement winger Josateki Ratu which was not converted by Reece gave some hope for the hosts but the Namosi defence stood tall in the end.

Comments:

Namosi assistant coach Digitaki Lecavi said: “I think the boys deserved the historic win. We came to Nadi to win and we were confident.”

Nadi Rugby chairman Sekove Tuilakeba said: “It was a very tough match and we did gave our best shot.”

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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