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Navosa Upset Nadi

  The Joji Nareki skippered Warwick Navosa side created another  upset in round two of the Skipper Cup Premiership competition yesterday. The side beat Jack’s Nadi for the first time
05 May 2018 10:23
Navosa Upset Nadi
Warwick Navosa’s Joji Nareki is beaten by Jack’s Nadi Samu Saqiwa at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

The Joji Nareki skippered Warwick Navosa side created another  upset in round two of the Skipper Cup Premiership competition yesterday.

The side beat Jack’s Nadi for the first time after a 37-30 victory at the Prince Charles Park last night.

Nadi scored the first upset of the competition after beating Nadroga 13-5 a fortnight ago.

What happened: Nadi only had themselves to blame for a sloppy game as the visitors were well composed and ended up a better team on the day.

Navosa scored five tries to Jolame Nahuha,  Eroni Bakabaka  and a hat-trick to fullback Jerry Nawaimalua. Samisoni Walai kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Nadi also scored five tries to Josateki Ratatagia, Ron Katonivere, Jock Luita and Jerry Speight (2).

Liuta and Speight kicked a penalty each.

The Nadi side had veterans Samuela Saqiwa, Jock Luita, Ron Katonivere, Sela Toga, Orisi Erenavula and former Nadi football rep Semesa Muadonu.

The visitors had the services of Joji Nareki, Semi Driu, Jonetani Yalayala and Peniona Nayaya.

Halftime: Navosa 22 – 15 Nadi

Big Play: Jerry Nawaimalua was on fire for Navosa.

Starturn: Navosa tight-five played well.

Comments: Navosa skipper Jone Nareki; “It was hard to play in Nadi but I praise the boys for playing for 80 minutes. We mean business and we deliver.”

Jack’s Nadi skipper Samuela Saqiwa said, “It was a tough match and Navosa played a good game. We have to really look at the way we played and hope we can come out firing in the next match. Navosa was a better team of the night.”

In the women’s competition, Nadi beat Navosa 10-5 while the Nadi U20 proved too strong 21-3 over Navosa.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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