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Nacagilevu Stars In Police Win

  Former Vodafone national rugby sevens rover Mitieli Nacagilevu put on a man of the match performance as his Outrigger Police side dumped Tovolea 10-3 in the final of the
16 Aug 2016 14:17
Nacagilevu Stars In Police Win
Mitieli Nacagilevu

 

Former Vodafone national rugby sevens rover Mitieli Nacagilevu put on a man of the match performance as his Outrigger Police side dumped Tovolea 10-3 in the final of the Nadroga Rugby Union’s Top 15 competition.

The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort sponsored Police side were trailing 3-0 at half time. In the second spell things were in their favour when Nacagilevu scored their try and converted it as well. With a slender 7-3 lead, he again slotted in a penalty to break the hearts of Tovolea fans that were at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka. The Tovolea side is coached by Nadroga head coach Esala Nauga and made up of players from villagers that lie along the Coral Coast.

Police rugby manager Sergeant Shanman Prakash said it was an epic final with Nacagilevu making the difference.

“This year we won the Top 15 championship, last year the side progressed from B division and could not play their first club game as we had trouble finding a sponsor,” he said.

“Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort then came in to sponsor us, which was boosted our players.

“The team is also thankful to all those that have been supporting us especially our families, friends, fans and supporters and look forward to defending the title next year.”

The final was watched by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier–General Sitiveni Qiliho.

In the past years, the Sigatoka Police team has groomed top international rugby players like Rio Olympic gold medallist Samisoni Viriviri, Setefano Somoca, Jonetani Ralulu, Jonetani Ratu, Joeli Lutumailagi, Mosese Volavola and Mitieli Nacagilevu.

Meanwhile, the Kalevu Shield competition, the province’s prestigious rugby title is expected to start soon with Sea Breeze being the defending champions.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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