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Vodafone Cup Stays In Sabeto

The Viliame Rakuli captained- Sabeto Roosters edged out Ravoravo Rabbitohs 12-8 in an electrifying Vodafone Cup Premier grade final at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday. Roosters collected $3000 and Rabbitohs
06 Aug 2017 12:15
Vodafone Cup Stays In Sabeto
Sabeto Roosters celebrate their Vodafone Cup Premier grade win at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on August 5, 2017. Photo: Vodafone Fiji

The Viliame Rakuli captained- Sabeto Roosters edged out Ravoravo Rabbitohs 12-8 in an electrifying Vodafone Cup Premier grade final at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday. Roosters collected $3000 and Rabbitohs settled for $1500.

What happened: This was Roosters fourth Premier win.

Rabbitohs scored the first try in the first minute of play through Timoci Namotukula with the conversion going wide as they led 4-0

Rabbitohs were baking on their seasoned campaigners of Josateki Sovau, Jone Sariri, Tikiko Noke, Sailasa Saukuru, Etonio Noitoga, Livai Naivogo, Waisiki Ramatau, Sevanaia Galala and prop Jale Satumo who was playing his final game.

In the 10th minute Namotukula kicked a penalty to extend their lead 6-0. Six minutes later crafty Roger Qoro of the Roosters narrowed the deficit to 6-2 though a penalty.

In the 19th minute prop Sanaila Lomawai was sin-binned due to unprofessional play. In the 35th minute Aporosa Rakoto scored the first try for the Roosters.

Half time: Rabbitohs 6–6 Roosters.

The Roosters had winger Simon Wise, Viliame Rakuli, Qoro, Sanaila Lomawai, Sivaniolo Qoro, and Inia Toka.

The game lifted to another tempo as in the 55th minute Waisea Nasekau scored Roosters second try which was converted by Iliapi Nabou as they led 12-6. In the 61st minute Namotokula kicked a penalty for his side but it was too late.

Comments: Roosters captain Rakuli said: “The final was a tough one and I thank all my brothers for a good game.

Both teams come from the same village and it’s great to keep the Cup in Sabeto as we celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary.  I thank all those that participated in the game and to all our supporters and sponsors.”

Rabbitohs captain Josateki Savou said: “I thank all those behind the success of today’s finals. I know it was a tough game against our fellow, brothers, but I acknowledge them for the great game.”

OTHER RESULTS:

Under 14: Wests Tigers 14-10 Saru Dragons

Under-16: Saru Dragons 10-4 Nadi Dolphins

Under-18: Burenitu Cowboys 40-16 Nadera Panthers

Reserve Grade: Police Sharks 18-16 Namuaniwaqa Sea Eagles.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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