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Naitasiri Eye Semis

Naitasiri are looking forward to the Skipper Cup Premiership semifinal next week after defeating Malolo 29-23 at Ratu Cakobau Park yesterday The Highlanders are in second spot with 23 points.
30 Jun 2018 10:00
Naitasiri Eye Semis
Inoke Tuisese of Naitasiri scores a try against Malolo during the Skipper Cup Premiership at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori on June 29, 2018. Photo: Simione Haranavanua

Naitasiri are looking forward to the Skipper Cup Premiership semifinal next week after defeating Malolo 29-23 at Ratu Cakobau Park yesterday

The Highlanders are in second spot with 23 points. The other top three teams before the last round is played today between Rewa-Nadroga and Namosi-Navosa are Suva, Nadroga and Namosi.

Malolo and Navosa will be demoted to the Vodafone Vanua Championship in 2019.

“We need to look into areas we need to improve on,” Naitasiri coach Koli Sewabu said.

“Hopefully we can move a step higher than we did last year.”

 

What happened: Malolo started well with a try to loose-head prop Isoa Vasukilulu in the 9th minute which was converted by first five eighth Peni Vukayawa.

Naitasiri replied with a try to tighthead prop Mosese Ducivaki in the 28th minute.

Vukayawa extended Malolo’s lead with a penalty just before halftime.

Ducivaki scored a double for the Highlanders while Apisalome Bogidrau, Maciu Vakacabeqoli and Inoke Tuisese scored a try each.

Malolo’s Peni Vakayawa scored a try and kicked two conversions plus three penalties.

Comments:

Naitasiri coach Koli Sewabu: “It’s good to get a bonus point win and I want to thank Malolo for giving us a very good game.”

Malolo coach Aca Ratuva:  Congratulations to Naitasiri for putting up a good show. We lacked badly in the second half as we didn’t keep up with the pace we set in the first half. That was our downfall but I thank the players for their effort.”

Edited by  Osea  Bola

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