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Nadera, Vatuwaqa In Nasinu Quarters

The final round of pool matches of the Ram Sami Nasinu Rugby Football Un­ion’s Premier 15s competition was held last Saturday at the Assem­blies of God High School ground. Sixteen
08 Aug 2018 10:21
Nadera, Vatuwaqa In Nasinu Quarters
Nasinu rugby officials head coach Seremaia Bai(left) and president Paula Biu. Photo: FBC

The final round of pool matches of the Ram Sami Nasinu Rugby Football Un­ion’s Premier 15s competition was held last Saturday at the Assem­blies of God High School ground.

Sixteen teams had been pooled together from the start of the sea­son to play in a round robin for­mat, with the top 8 teams at the end of the round robin games to proceed to the quarterfinals

“It has been a good season with tough competition displayed throughout, and this attests to the immense pool of talents in Nas­inu,” said Union’s president Paula Biu.

The surprises in the competition were caused by the newly revived Nadera Rugby Club, Flick-spon­sored Vatuwaqa and FMF, who fin­ished second, fourth and seventh overall respectively.

Flick Vatuwaqa denied Ports­mouth Kelland Brothers of an eighth place finish beating them 7-3, Sireli Bobo’s FMF team cre­ated the upset by beating the Ram Sami Nasinu 10s co-champions Tovata 24-0, 2017 Ram Sami Chal­lenge Shield holders FMF Tacirua walloped Powerade 31- 3, and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s Seremaia Tu­wai’s Newtown team overpowered a strong Uluinakau outfit 21-7. Newtown is the current holder of the Ram Sami Nasinu Premier 15s Trophy.

“We would like to acknowledge our major sponsors Ram Sami and Sons for being on board since last year and assisting the Union grow the game in Nasinu,”adds Biu.

Ram Sami through the NRFU had also donated $2,000 last week to the Nasinu Kaji Rugby Associa­tion to assist in their preparations for the National Kaji Rugby Finals next week.

The Union is now also calling for interested women’s rugby clubs to start preparing for the Ram Sami Nasinu Challenge Tournament next month.

Saturday Quarterfinals: 1.New­town-Navosai, 2. Nadera-FMF, 3FMF Tacirua-Tovata, 4. Uluinakau-Flick Vatuwaqa.

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