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Suva’s Third Chance To Beat Nadroga At Lawaqa Park

The R.C Manubhai Suva rugby team have chance to make amends and get even at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka this Saturday. The capital side have been given the first chance to
11 Aug 2016 16:16
Suva’s Third Chance To Beat Nadroga At Lawaqa Park
Chance

The R.C Manubhai Suva rugby team have chance to make amends and get even at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka this Saturday.

The capital side have been given the first chance to challenge HFC Bank Farebrother Sullivan Trophy by defending champions BLK Nadroga. This will be the third time the teams play this year.

Nadroga won the Skipper Cup at Lawaqa but Suva protested the inclusion of Alivereti Veitokani and the Fiji Rugby Union games’ committee awarded the match to the capital side. But the Stallions avenged the loss by winning the Skipper Cup final 17-12 last week.

Nadroga won their first title in 1957 with a narrow 8-6 win over Suva and dominated the competition throughout the 1970s, capturing the trophy from Nadi in August 1971 and staving off all challengers until September 1979.

Only Nadro and Nadi enjoyed the honour of holders from 1980 through to 1988, before Suva began their three-year grip on the trophy after beating Nadi 15-4 at Prince Charles Park for their first win in the competition after 20 years.

The order of challenges for the HFC Bank Farebrother are: Aug 13 –Suva, Aug 20-Malolo, Aug 27- Namosi, Sept 3-Naitasiri, Sep 10- Northland, Sep 17 Nadi, Sep 24-Macuata, Oct 1-B Div champ.

If there is a change in the holder of the trophy at any time during the competition, the order of remaining challenges will stay the same.

 

Vodafone Rugby Trophy

Nanukuloa and Navosa will play in the only round two match of the West Zone at Nadovu Park in Lautoka on Saturday. Nanukuloa won by default after Nadroga U23 failed to turn up last Saturday.

At Ratu Cakobau Park on Saturday North Bulls play Rewa at 1pm, Serua face Cakaudrove at 3pm.

 

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