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The Simon Highfield coached- Fiji Tribe men’s AFL side are anticipating a good outing at the 2017 Australian Football International Cup, which is now set for August. “Today is the
23 May 2017 11:00
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Central Lion battle it out against Nausori Cats in the AFL Powerade competition on May 20, 2017 at Albert Park, Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Simon Highfield coached- Fiji Tribe men’s AFL side are anticipating a good outing at the 2017 Australian Football International Cup, which is now set for August.

“Today is the fourth round of competition and we have two women’s team and four men’s team playing in the Powerade Cup,” Highfield said.

“This year Coca-Cola Amatil came on board as our major sponsor so of which has given us an opportunity to host this weekly competition. From this weekly competition we are trying to give the players as much exposure and for them to be competitive.

“As the coach of the men’s team I’m really looking forward to build on what we have got. We’ve got some good players who have the experience of playing in the international arena. “We’re now concentrating with the development as we’ve selected the top twenty five players who will be representing the national side to Australia to participate in the in AFL International Cup.

“We are also hoping to have a major corporate company come onboard to sponsor the men’s team.”

 

RESULTS:

The fourth round of the Powerade Cup ended last Saturday with some impressive footy in three tight matches.

The women kicked off the day, again with the experienced players stepping up and showing their skills. Ap Matakibau and Vasco Geitz were solid off halfback for both teams, with Vonu looking promising ahead of #IC17.

Central Crows were eventual winners, 3.8.26 to the Lion Raiders 1.2.8. The young Suva Lions recorded their first win in two seasons, shocking the undermanned Nausori Cats 8.8.56 to 5.3.33.

It was a tough footy battle, with the Lions showing their future, scaring with their spread and pace out of the middle.

Izzy Qiolevu showed his experience and rallied his troops, with support from Nemani Qio and a strong fourth quarter from 2011 rep Peni Turagabeci.

The biggest rivalry in recent times in Fiji again added another chapter, with Raiwaqa Crows again coming away with the points against the West Coast Eagles, taking it 4.7.31 to 3.5.23 in a low-scoring contest.

Two quick goals in the fourth quarter sealed it for the Crows, with some hard hitting and sore bodies.

Leone Maiqereqere is proving himself to be a solid footballer, adding another BOG to his list, with great rucking support from Atunaisa Lewanavanua.

Junior Magiti was best for the Eagles, with plenty of hard gets and gut running throughout.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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