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Suva Down Champs

  Suva 21: (John Stewart 1 try, Mosese Tikoduadua 3 pen,Daveta Koroitakali 1 try, Jolame Davui 1 con) BLK Nadroga 10: ( Aseri Vatuinaruku 1 pen, penalty try ) What
07 May 2017 11:00
Suva Down Champs
Referee Lote Saudranu keeps a close eye on the game as Daveta Koroitakali goes over for the final try help the Suva side win by 21-10 against Nadroga at Burchurst Park in Suva on Saturday May 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

 

Suva 21: (John Stewart 1 try, Mosese Tikoduadua 3 pen,Daveta Koroitakali 1 try, Jolame Davui 1 con)

BLK Nadroga 10: ( Aseri Vatuinaruku 1 pen, penalty try )

What happened: Suva maintained their unbeaten record in the 2017 Skipper Cup competition after defeating defending champions BLK Nadroga 21-10 at Buckhurst Park yesterday.

The teams showcased entertaining rugby with the capital side dominating the opening encounter capitalising on Nadroga mistakes.

First five-eighth Mosese Tikoduadua kicked their first penalty as Suva continues to apply pressure.

Tikoduadua kicked his second and third penalty in the 5th and 17th minute.

Nadroga replied with a penalty to Aseri Vatuinaruku in the 24th minute.

The capital city side regrouped five minutes later after good work from the forward pack.

This resulted in a try in the 29th minute to captain John Stewart.

Halftime: Suva 14-3 Nadroga.

The Stallions regrouped in the second half as they lifted the momentum with the forwards leading the charge resulting in a penalty try, 14-10.

Nadroga paid heavily in the 63rd minute as blindside Vasikali Mudu was sin binned for dangerous play. Suva scored their second try through Daveta Koroitakali in the 67th minute which was converted by Jolame Davui.

Pressure mounted on both sides in the 76th  minute seeing Suva’s Jolame Davui and Nadroga Apete Salawaqavuka yellow carded.

Big Play: Suva forwards pack played an instrumental role in the win.

Star Turn: Nadroga staged a good fightback in the second half.

Comments: Suva rugby head coach Saiasi Fuli;

“We will celebrate the win as it was a close game played under heavy underfoot.”

BLK Nadroga vice-captain Setefano Somoca;

“It’s good we lost so we can learn from our mistakes and improve in the next game.

“We also had some new players and we acknowledged them for their effort.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 



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