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Cakau Target Ovalau

The Cakaudrove rugby side have turned their focus on Ovalau after beating Northern Bulls 23-11 at Ratu Ganilau Park, Savusavu yesterday. Playing their Vodafone Vanua Championship opener in front of
22 Apr 2018 11:00
Cakau Target Ovalau
Cakaudrove and Northern Bulls at Ratu Ganilau Park in Savusavu. Cakaudrove 23 and Northern Bulls 11. Photo: WATI TALEBULA

The Cakaudrove rugby side have turned their focus on Ovalau after beating Northern Bulls 23-11 at Ratu Ganilau Park, Savusavu yesterday.

Playing their Vodafone Vanua Championship opener in front of their 300 fans, the Rayne Simp­son coached-side put on a gutsy performance.

What happened: Despite the strong defence from the Bulls, Are Monoko of Cakaudrove scored the first try in the 7th minute with Kitione Kami­kamica adding the extras for a 7-0 lead.

But the Bulls hit back with Avenisa Di kicking over a penalty to narrow the deficit 7-3. But Ka­mikamica extended their lead with a penalty

Half Time: Cakaudrove 10–3 Northern Bulls

Bulls tried their best to score but the Caka­udrove defence stood tall. Play became scrappy at times with yellow cards being dished out be­fore Bulls were a man down when on of their players copped a red card.

The game continued on with Cakaudrove run­ning in tries to further extend their lead while Bulls managed to score a consolation try and a last-minute penalty.

Big Play: Cakaudrove’s try from Monoko in the 7th minute took the sting out of the Bulls.

Comments: Cakaudrove coach Rayne Simpson said: “Naitasiri is always hard to beat but I think my boys have done really well as they stuck to the game plan despite the hiccups right at the end of the game.

Northern Bulls interim manager Peniasi Mo­roca said: “We will learn from our weakness from today’s game against Cakaudrove and will prepare well in our next game against Nasinu.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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