Skipper Cup

Stallions Wary Of Naitasiri Force

Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu said the team have been preparing well to face the high- flying Highlanders.
15 Jun 2019 17:10
Stallions Wary Of Naitasiri Force
Former Flying Fijian first five -eighth Jonetani Ralulu is to play for Nadroga today.

The Aca Simolo-captained BLK Nadroga side aim to defend their turf as they host Naitasiri in the Skipper Cup Premiership semi-final at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka today.

Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu said the team have been preparing well to face the high- flying Highlanders.

“We expect a tough battle because the Latui players are back for Naitasiri. After a 15-15 tie against Tailevu, they will be a different team on Saturday.

“They will be in full force and we need to be at our best,” he said.

Former national 7s playmaker Amenoni Nasilasila and Nacanieli Narekwa will play in their first -ever semi-final with the Stallions.

Simolo captained Nadroga for the first time this season against Northland.

They are expected to field regulars such as Rupeni Nasiga, Apisalome Waqatabu, Jonetani Ralulu, Sakiusa Nakalevu, Ifereimi Tovilevu, Ratunaisa Navuma, Emosi Vucago and Setefano Somoca.

Matawalu urged fans to come out in big numbers to support the team.

The Nadroga women face Naitasiri at 11am and in the Under-19 Naitasiri play Nadi at 1pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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