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Stallions wary of Suva

Defending Skipper Cup Pre­miership champions BLK Nadroga rugby side are wary of Suva, as they clash in to­day’s final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu
14 Jul 2018 09:18
Stallions wary of Suva
Suva's Inia Tawalu during team gym session on July 10, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Defending Skipper Cup Pre­miership champions BLK Nadroga rugby side are wary of Suva, as they clash in to­day’s final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu told SUNsports that they are concerned about Su­va’s goal to dethrone the Stallions who have been winning the compe­tition since 2004.

“We recorded a close win earlier this year but to be honest Suva is always a different team when it comes to the final,” he said.

Nadroga have named a powerful pack in this must-win clash and they also have quality players on the bench who will come in later in the game to make an impact.

Nadroga captain Rupeni Nasiga said they have adapted Nadroga’s style of free flowing rugby.

“We have to bring back the old rugby style which Nadroga is well known for and with the look of things all will depend on how the boys work during the game,” he said.

Matawalu has called on fans to come out in numbers to support the team.

Last Saturday, Nadroga were on fire as they thrashed Naitasiri 52-19 at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka while a young Suva side survived a tor­rid encounter to beat Namosi 26-20.

The match kicks-off at 3.30pm.

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Nadroga: 1. Jone Koroiduadua, 2. Ratunaisa Navuma, 3. Alivereti Bure, 4. Rupeni Nasiga, 5. Sailosi Dawai, 6. Vasikali Mudu, 7. Se­vuloni Tawake, 8. Jone Navori, 9. Sakiusa Gavidi, 10. Josese Kurok­avu, 11. Sakiusa Qaiya, 12. Ifere­imi Tovilevu, 13. Avete Daveta, 14. Aporosa Tabulawaki, 15. Apisa­lome Waqatabu.

Reserves: 16. Ilaisa Leca, 17. Ti­moci Sauvoli, 18. Setefano Somoca, 19. Ulaiasi Lawavou, 20. Sailosi Ra­bonaqica, 21. Samuela Laqai, 22. Jiuta Lutamailagi, 23. Mitieli Na­cagilevu

Suva: 1. Mateo Qolisese, 2. Me­sulame Dolokoto, 3. Luke Tagi, 4. Tevita Rabuli, 5. Peni Naulago, 6. Peni Raidre, 7. Elia Canakaivata, 8. Jitoko Usumaki, 9. Peni Mata­walu, 10. Jone Manu, 11. Levani Kurumudu, 12. Vatili Dulaki, 13. Watisoni Sevutia, 14. Inia Tawalo, 15. Enele Malele.

Reserves: 16. Semi Keli, 17. Seveci Nasilisili, 18. Penijamini Makutu, 19. Jone Delana, 20. Vilikesa Se­wale, 21. Teri Tamani, 22. Meli Kurisaru, 23. Jonathan Petueli.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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