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Cakaudrove Back Stronger

Six months since Cyclone Winston devastated the country, Cakaudrove is planning to come back stronger. And it starts with the Vodafone Rugby Trophy competition which kicks off on Saturday at
02 Aug 2016 10:06
Cakaudrove  Back Stronger

Six months since Cyclone Winston devastated the country, Cakaudrove is planning to come back stronger.

And it starts with the Vodafone Rugby Trophy competition which kicks off on Saturday at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. This will see seven teams vie for the prize money and a chance to the challenge the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy. Cakaudrove was affected badly by the cyclone which destroyed most of the players livelihoods and sources of income.

“After the cyclone, their main sources of income which is copra and yaqona were badly damaged,” Cakaudrove marketing/promotions manager Angie Rakai-Bowar said.

“We have had some tough challenges and I think we overcame the impossible and pushed our way through the hardships to end up here today.

“After the cyclone we couldn’t train because Ratu Ganilau Park in Savusavu was closed. This affected the boys so much. But we are lucky that Wailevu Rugy Union allowed us to train in their ground which we are so grateful for.

“I believe these hurdles have made the boys stronger because you would hear them in every training session to do it stronger than Winston, this cyclone was not a setback for us but a sense of motivation to do even better.”

Bowar said the only thing they can ask for is for the boys to do their best.

“We just want them to go out there and do our  best,” she said.

Round one fixtures on Saturday: Ratu Cakobau Park- Serua-Rewa, Northern Bulls-Cakaudrove. Prince Charles Park: Navosa-Ba, Nanukuloa-Nadroga U23.

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