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Namosi Ready For Final

Namosi hopes to make their first final a memorable one. The Timoci Wainiqolo –coached team face BLK Nadroga in the 2015 Skipper Cup final at Prince Charles Park, Nadi today.
22 Aug 2015 10:16
Namosi Ready For Final
Namosi team during training at Nadovu Park in Lautoka. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

Namosi hopes to make their first final a memorable one. The Timoci Wainiqolo –coached team face BLK Nadroga in the 2015 Skipper Cup final at Prince Charles Park, Nadi today.

Namosi Rugby Union secretary Navitalai Naivalurua said they have faced the big guns and have done relatively well, so the finals will be nothing different.

“Our preparations are normal, there is nothing that has changed during training and we are looking ahead to facing Nadroga,” he said.

“We know what to expect, even though this is our first final.

“We’re ready because we have faced Nadi who were the table leaders and faced Nadroga as well, so we know what we are in for.”

Creating an upset last week after beating table-toppers Jack’s Nadi 18-13, the morale is high in camp .

Naivalurua said there could be a possibility of a new winner this year.

“We know that Nadroga has been winning for a while now and we respect them as a team and the way they play,” he said.

“But we are eager to play as we’ve done well in pool games.

“A win for Namosi would benefit the community and improve the standard of rugby.

“This would prompt more youths to play the sport and from that new talent will be born.

“We are going in with nothing to lose.”

Namosi play BLK Nadroga at 3pm, while in the U20 final; Nadroga meets Nadi at 1pm at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. Grandstand is $15 while the embankment is $7, children U12 – free.

Namosi squad:

  1. Viliame Rogose,
  2. Lasaro Saqanavere,
  3. Jeremaia Nakavulevu,
  4. Vaione Tegu,
  5. Petero Sunika,
  6. Kolaia Bucalevu,
  7. Risiate Tadulala,
  8. Silivenusi Gavidi,
  9. Panapasa Namoko,
  10. Kitione Taliga,
  11. Abele Yalayalatabua,
  12. Aliposo Rauto,
  13. Jone Naucabalavu,
  14. Timoci Sinate,
  15. Joji Ragamate

 

Nadroga squad:

  1. Cakobau Ratu Seru
  2. Leca Ilaisa
  3. Samoca Setefano
  4. Dawai Sailoso
  5. Kalou Sekonaia
  6. Nagusa Nemani
  7. Moimoi Apisai
  8. Radrodro Eremasi
  9. GavidiI Sakiusa
  10. Veitokani Alifereti
  11. Waqatabu Apisalome

12.Cava Samuela

  1. Tovilevu IfereimiI
  2. Lutumailagi Joeli
  3. Vuibau Tikilaci

Reserves:

  1. Salawaqavuka Apete
  2. Sauvoli Timoci
  3. Bure Alivereti
  4. Draki Lekima
  5. Tirimaidoka Luke
  6. Laqai Samu
  7. Lotawa Tomasi
  8. Nacagilevu Mitieli

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 



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