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Highlander’s Aims Bonus Point Victory

  The Tomasi Sovilea-captained Tuva Highlanders team  aims for a bonus point victory over Conua Chiefs in round two of the Nadroga Rugby Union Super 8 franchise competition at the
08 Mar 2018 11:00
Highlander’s Aims Bonus Point Victory
Tuva Highlanders during the Nadroga Rugby League Super 8 Rugby at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on 3 March 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

 

The Tomasi Sovilea-captained Tuva Highlanders team  aims for a bonus point victory over Conua Chiefs in round two of the Nadroga Rugby Union Super 8 franchise competition at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka this Saturday.

The side defeated Sigatoka Bulls 24-15 in an epic battle in the first round last Saturday and hope to continue their stride with an objective to top their pool.

Coach Osea Navori said: “Our aim is to improve the quality of our games, there has been some mistakes and we will fix all those.”

“No team is weak but all have been preparing well for this competition. We expect the competition to gain more momentum.

The Highlanders  are expected to field seasoned Nadroga XV reps such as Flying Fijian Ratunaisa Navuma, Aisea Natoga, Fiji Tuwawa Timoci Sauvoli, former national 7s rep Jiuta Lutumailagi, Josefa Nahalo, Sanaila Nahuto, and Tuiba Batiratu.

Meanwhile Kalivati Volavola skippered Cuvu Blues will continue to strengthen their attack  against Wai Stormers.

The Blues had the services of Meli Neori, Tevita Tavuto and Ratu Meli Qaniuci who defeated  Malomalo Sharks 27 – 11 in their first round.

Cuvu Blues manager Eapi Deku said, “We expect to win this week, we have some good players in the side and with the pool of players we have should do the job.”

Meanwhile Sigatoka Bulls are also undefeated and had services of Nadroga skipper Rupeni Nahiga, Sakiusa Gavidi, Setefano Samoca, Apete Salawaqavuka, Luke Salaba, and Samisoni Navatu will face Nokonoko-Waicoba Crusaders.

Round 2 (March 10) fixtures:

10am Chiefs – Highlanders

11.30am Crusaders – Bulls

1pm Hurricanes – Sharks

2.30pm Stormers – Blues

Edited by  Anasilini  Ratuva

 

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