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Namotokula Kicks Rabbitohs To Victory

Premier Loggings Ravoravo Rabbitohs are the Fiji National Rugby League’s Vodafone Cup champions after they beat Blue Gas Police Sharks 16-14 in the final at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, last night.
24 Jun 2018 11:10
Namotokula Kicks Rabbitohs To Victory
Premier Loggings Ravoravo Rabbitohs players celebrate winning the Fiji National Rugby League’s Vodafone Cup 2018 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on June 23, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Premier Loggings Ravoravo Rabbitohs are the Fiji National Rugby League’s Vodafone Cup champions after they beat Blue Gas Police Sharks 16-14 in the final at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, last night.

 

What happened: In the first minute, Sharks’ Josua Roko scored the first try while Rabbitohs scored theirs in the 3rd minute through Etuate Suivalu with a successful conversion from Timoci Namotokula as they led 6-4

In the 14th minute Sharks’ Rusiate Nairube ran in their second try as they regained the lead 8-6.

Rabbitohs struck back with a Josateki Sovai try in the 16th minute with another successful conversion from Namotokula to lead 12-8.

In the 21st minute, Sharks, Apenisa Cavasau kicked a penalty as they trailed 12-10.

 

Halftime: Sharks 10-12 Rabbitohs

In the 52nd minute, Sharks’ Nairube kicked over a penalty as they tied the scores at 12-12.  He followed it up with another penalty in the 54th as they led 14-12.

Rabbitohs’ Namotokula levelled it up 14-14 with a penalty kick in the 70th minute.

It was during the sudden death that Namotokula converted a penalty as they came out 16-14 victors.

 

Comments: Police Sharks president Aporosa Lutunauga said: “I’m very happy with the boy’s performance and for reaching the cup final. This is our testing ground before the Ratu Sukuna Bowl challenge.”

Ravoravo Rabbitohs president, Sitiveni Vuniyayawa said: “The boys performed well and this win is for the vanua of Sabeto. The boys have worked hard for this and it’s been three years that we have fought for this victory.”

 

 Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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