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Nareki Scores In Navosa Victory

Warwick Navosa hunter Joji Nareki scored in the 8-0 victory over Nanukuloa during the Vodafone Trophy final at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Navosa will also have a chance
04 Sep 2016 11:50
Nareki Scores In Navosa Victory
Navosa team with the Vodafone Trophy after the final at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Photo: FRU MEDIA

Warwick Navosa hunter Joji Nareki scored in the 8-0 victory over Nanukuloa during the Vodafone Trophy final at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

Navosa will also have a chance to play in the HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge 2016.

Navosa won $5000 while Nanukuloa returned home $3000 richer.

 

What happened: Both sides missed early attempts with Navosa fullback Waqa Robanakadavu’s drop goal in the third minute went wide.

In the 11th minute, his counterpart Leweni Butuvanua missed a penalty.

But Nareki broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.

In the 23rd minute Butuvanua was sin-binned by referee Usaia Bainivalu followed by Mosese Yaya of Navosa in the 26th minute.

In the 37 minute centre Jone Qorovakarua missed a penalty.

 

Halftime: Navosa 5 – 0 Nanukuloa.

In the 42nd minute Butuvanua missed another penalty.

In the 60 minute Suluo Rokovusoni was sin binned.

In the 62nd minute Nemani Muritovo came off the bench to kick the only points of the second half.

 

Star turn: Joji Nareki played an instrumental role.

 

Big Play: Eroni Taito played a lead role in the win.

 

Comments: Navosa technical advisor Kini Vuira said, “We expected more points but Nanukuloa played well and we look forward to the Farebrother challenge.”

Nanukuloa coach Moape Bolebole; “This is our second year in the competition and we fare better than last year where we reached the semi-final. We thank our supporters from Ra for their presence.”


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