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Rewa edge Malolo

The Rewa rugby team will need to improve its disci­pline in the round four of the Skipper Cup Premiership against Namosi next Saturday. Team manager Petero Kaveni sounded the warning
12 May 2018 10:00
Rewa edge Malolo
Rewa’s Josua Laulauvaki on his way to score a try against Naitasiri at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori , 2018 during round 2 of the Skipper Cup. Photo: Simione Haravanua

The Rewa rugby team will need to improve its disci­pline in the round four of the Skipper Cup Premiership against Namosi next Saturday.

Team manager Petero Kaveni sounded the warning at Ratu Ca­kobau Park, Nausori last night af­ter edging Malolo 11-10.

“We will focus on our next game and try and do better,”Kaveni said.

“It is back to the drawing board from here and working on rectify­ing the areas we need to improve on. We also need to improve on discipline.”

What happened:

Rewa made some poor decisions and were off target with their kick­ing missing four kickable penalties

They could have scored more points in the first but failed to take the opportunities.

Rewa failed to settle and Malolo drew first blood in the 17th min­ute with a penalty from Peni Vu­kayawa.

Rewa fought back and Rewa was awarded a penalty in the 28th min­ute. Apenisa Deve was spot on for the teams to draw 3-3.

Rewa wing Peni Kurusiga scored the first try in the 34th minute.

Halftime: Rewa 8-3 Malolo

Rewa’s Glen Cakautini kicked a penalty in the 53rd minute, 11-3.

Malolo came back strongly in the last quarter scoring in the 78th minute through Jovesa Kuricuva, which was converted by Vukiyawa.

Fulltime: Rewa 11-10 Malolo

Big Play: Cakautini keeps Rewa in the lead with his kicking.

Star Turn: Cakautini’s kicking game was on spot.

Comments:

Rewa manager Petero Kaveni said;

“We need to keep on improving our game. We will resume training on Monday as we need to prepare well against Namosi.

“It is back to the drawing board from here and working on rectify­ing the areas we need to improve on.”

Malolo team manager Viliame Naitau said; “Rewa deserved to win. Out players made poor deci­sions. We have so much respect for the Rewa team and in the end they beat us.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj



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