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Nadroga Too Strong

NADROGA 47 – 15 NORTHLAND   Expect another display of running rugby when BLK Nadroga meets BLK Namosi in the 7th HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge match this Saturday. This was
04 Oct 2015 11:21
Nadroga Too Strong
BLK Nadroga's Nemani Nagusa receives the trophy against Northland during the HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge match at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

NADROGA 47 – 15 NORTHLAND

 

Expect another display of running rugby when BLK Nadroga meets BLK Namosi in the 7th HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge match this Saturday.

This was after the Stallions hammered Northland 47-15 in a one-sided affair at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.

Northland capitalised and dominated possession in the second spell but was not able to match the champions.

 

What happened: In the 11th minute flanker Eremasi Radrodro scored for the Stallions which was converted by first five eighth Alivereti Veitokani to lead 7-0.

Four minutes later Nadroga was penalised and Sunia Bainivalu slotted the penalty to close the gap 7-3.

Number eight Nemani Nagusa scored two tries in the space of two minutes both converted by Veitokani.

Centre Joeli Lutumailagi scored another try in the 32 minute, three minutes later Nagusa dived for his third try again converted by Veitokani. In the 37th minute referee James Bolabiu sin binned Sakiusa Gavidi for dangerous tackle.Two minutes later hooker Ilaisa Leca was sin binned for repeated infringement.

 

Halftime: Nadroga 35- 3 Northland.

In the 47 minute winger Waisake Tamani scored for Northland and was converted by Bainivalu.

In the 56 minute substitute Osea Turagarua scored Northland second try.

In the 61st minute  substitute Ratunaisa Navuma was red carded for a tip tackle on Sitiveni Logaiviu.

Despite one man down the host replied with tries to Lutumailagi and Nemani Raiwalui to seal the win.

 

Comments:  Nadroga captain Nemani Nagusa said, “It was a tough match but we had a good first-half. We’ve have learned a lot of lessons especially in the last 20 minutes and will move our focus to Namosi which is next.”

Northland captain Sitiveni Logaiviu said, “We thank Nadroga for giving us a good game. We have been outscored but we tried our best especially in the second spell but then again they are a champion side and we will try to be like them.”

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