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Malolo Opt For Underdog

The Linda Shannon coached- Malolo Women’s rugby team are going to wear the underdog tag in today’s Skipper Cup Premier­ship final against hosts Suva at the ANZ Stadium. “We have
14 Jul 2018 09:17
Malolo Opt For Underdog
Cloud9 Malolo women rugby team during training at the AFL ground in Namaka on July 11, 2018. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Linda Shannon coached- Malolo Women’s rugby team are going to wear the underdog tag in today’s Skipper Cup Premier­ship final against hosts Suva at the ANZ Stadium.

“We have huge respect for Suva as they are the favourites for this final,” she said.

“Suva have been unbeaten through­out the competition and finished num­ber one in the standings.”

Shannon said also apart from that they are playing in Suva’s home ground.

“We are the underdogs and the team is ready for the challenge and we will give our best.”

She also commended her players for their hard work that enabled them to reach the final.

“We thank the Fiji Rugby Union for their commitment towards women rugby and we’re hopeful that there are bigger plans to grow the game in years to come.

“Also, a big vinaka vakalevu to the Vanua Lawa and the Malolo Rugby Union executives and supporters who have been there for us.”

The match kicks-off at 11.30am.

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Suva: Akisi Rabulimasei, Joma Seru, Tavaita Rowati, Vasiti Dominiko, Tal­ica Vodo (c), Rusila Tamoi, Lavenia Tinai, Sereima Leweniqila, Roela Ra­diniyavuni, Mereseini Leivere.

Reserves: Akosita Ravato, Alisi Ko­maitai, Torika Nuku, Jiowana Sauto, Nioni Raiqisa.

Malolo: Karalaini Naisewa, Ema Adi­vitaloga, Makelesi Lalabalavu, Sere­ana Nagatalevu (c), Merewairita Nai, Tokasa Rabonavanua, Merewalesi Rokouono, Salote Vakaturi, Ateca Lei­yamo, Asena Rokomarama.

Reserves: Keleni Marawa, Esita Ko­toisuva, Vilisi Vakaloloma, Sesenieli Donu, Akanisi Sokoiwasa.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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