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Champions Challenge

The Rupeni Nasiga-captained BLK Nadroga team aim to make amends during the 2016 Skipper Cup final this Saturday. The Stallions are set to play RC Manubhai Suva at the ANZ
01 Aug 2016 14:17
Champions Challenge
RC Manubhai Suva side after their 35-18 win over Namosi during first Skipper Cup semi final at ANZ Stadium lastnight. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Rupeni Nasiga-captained BLK Nadroga team aim to make amends during the 2016 Skipper Cup final this Saturday.

The Stallions are set to play RC Manubhai Suva at the ANZ Stadium at 3pm.

Suva topped the Skipper Cup standings, gaining an extra four points after winning a protest against Nadroga.

Nadroga won the encounter 18-13 at Lawaqa Park, but Suva filed a protest that Alivereti Veitokani was not eligible to play. The Fiji Rugby Union games committee ruled in their favour.

“We will get the four points from Suva in the Skipper Cup final,” Nasiga said.

“We wanted to play Suva in the final. We will show them who the real champion is.”

Nasiga played a key role in the 21-15 victory over the BLK Naitasiri in the semifinal clash at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on Saturday.

The side will be bolstered with the inclusion of experienced reps like Sekonaia Kalou, Setefano Somoca, Eremasi Radrodro, Veitokani, Mitieli Nacagilevu and Joeli Lutumailagi.

“It will be tough but the focus now is to get even and defend the title,” Nasiga said.

Meanwhile, Nadroga Under-20 captain Apisalome Nabalewa said they will aim to defend their title against Suva on Saturday. The U20 game is scheduled for 1pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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