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Uluinakau Top In Nasinu

Uluinakau 17: (Esala Savou try, Setareki  Bituniyata try,Watisoni Gavidi try, Joseva Bilo 1 con); Tacirua 7: (Laikini Kotoilabasa 1 try, Jona Robakau 1 con); What happened; The Uluinakau rugby team
25 Sep 2016 12:19
Uluinakau Top In Nasinu
Action from the match between Uluinakau and Tacirua yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Uluinakau 17: (Esala Savou try, Setareki  Bituniyata try,Watisoni Gavidi try, Joseva Bilo 1 con);

Tacirua 7: (Laikini Kotoilabasa 1 try, Jona Robakau 1 con);

What happened; The Uluinakau rugby team won the inaugural Nasinu Rugby Football Union grand final after beating Tacirua 17-7 at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks ground in Nabua yesterday.

Displaying good discipline and attitude, Uluinakau won the Pacific Building Solutions trophy and $1000 while Tacirua returned home $500 richer.

Both teams played an entertaining and fiery first 40 minutes.

The Josua Vici-captained Uluinakau side had an advantage having experienced players but Tacirua stood firm in defence.

It took 40 minutes for Uluinakau to score the first try through lock forward Esala Savou.

Halftime: Uluinakau 5-0 Tacirua

Uluinakau lifted the momentum in the second half and continue to dominate allowing blindside flanker Setareki Bituniyata to score their second try.

Tacirua did not give up and effort paid off through a try to Laiakini Kotoilabasa which was converted by Jona Robakau.

Uluinakau put up strong defence with 14 men and sealed the win scoring their final try through Watisoni Gavidi converted by Joseva Bilo.

Big Play; Uluinakau proved too strong in defence.

Star Turn; Tacirua put on gutsy effort and were worth finalists.

Comments;

Uluinakau coach Josevata Bola;

“Discipline was one important area that we maintained throughout the season.

I always tell the boys if they were drinking grog or alcohol on Saturday night, when its 12am they need to stop since it’s Sunday.

“The players respect that and have been following that till today and I must thank them for everything they have sacrificed.

Tacirua rugby coach Tevita Tikoisuva;

“I’m proud of the boys, they have not only reached the Nasinu rugby final but they are also spiritually strong as a team.”

Uluinakau will participate in the Central Coast 7s from October 22-23.



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