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Sharks Claim Ucunipotu 7s

Somosomo Sharks of Taveuni beat Westerland Natadra 14-7 to win the Huawei Ucunipotu 7s Cup final at Sub­rail Park, Labasa yesterday. Despite the wet weather it failed to stop the
25 Nov 2018 10:17
Sharks Claim Ucunipotu 7s
Somosomo Sharks players and officials celebrate winning the Ucunipotu 7s at Subrail Park, Labasa on November 24, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Somosomo Sharks of Taveuni beat Westerland Natadra 14-7 to win the Huawei Ucunipotu 7s Cup final at Sub­rail Park, Labasa yesterday.

Despite the wet weather it failed to stop the men from the Garden Island scoring two tries and returning home with $5000 and a trophy.

Natadra’s Comeke Daugunu drew first blood pouncing on the ball which did not reached the required 10 metres to score a try which was converted.

Sharks wing Alosio Seru levelled the score early in the second half before Josefa Balei­levuka sealed the win with the second try.

The tournament was to raise funds and help Vunikodi villagers rebuild their church that was destroyed during Cyclone Emi.

Comments: Sharks head coach Savenaca Seniloli said: “Westerland’s a good team but we won through teamwork and sacrifice. Despite the challenges, we managed to sur­vive and I’m really proud of the boys.

“The side comprised players who are un­der 20 years and they are our development team for the Fiji Marist 7s tournament. Our aim is to win the 2019 Fiji Bitter Marist 7s.”

Natadra coach Semi Daugunu said: “We lost to a good team and we need to improve our teamwork and defence. Despite the loss, I am proud of the performance.”

OTHER RESULTS

Plate final: Wailevu 17-7 Domoniwai; 3rd place play-off: Nasagale Brothers 14-12 Faith Generation Brothers.

– Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: nacanieli. tuilevuka@fijisun.com.fj



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