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Naitasiri To Take On Nadi In First Clash Of 2019 Farebrother Challenge Series

“The Highlanders are the champions, we are the challengers so go in as the underdogs,”Nadi Rugby treasurer/games committee chairman, Jeff Tamata said.
25 Jun 2019 18:25
Naitasiri To Take On Nadi In First Clash Of 2019 Farebrother Challenge Series
Ravoravo rugby team with fans celebrate their win over Saunivalu at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi on June 22,2019 . Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Jack’s Nadi rugby team will be the first challenger for the 2019 Farebrother Challenge Series.

The jetsetters face defending champion Naitasiri at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori on Saturday at 3pm.

The Skipper Cup Premiership semifinalists completed their Super, Premier club competition over the weekend and should be better primed up for the challenge.

“The Highlanders are the champions, we are the challengers so go in as the underdogs,”Nadi Rugby treasurer/games committee chairman, Jeff Tamata said.

“We will have a crack and definitely our best effort at Nausori.”

The second challenger will be BLK Nadroga on July 6, Suva on July 13 and the Bainimarama Shield holder on July 20.

Bainimarama Shield

Vodafone Vanua Championship winner Yasawa Marlins will defend the Bainimarama Shield against Nanukuloa at Churchill Park, Lautoka on Friday.

The second challenger will be Ovalau on July 5, Lautoka/Yasawa on July 12 and Farebrother holder on July 20.

Botitu stars for Korobebe

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Vilimoni Botitu played an instrumental role as Korobebe fought back to beat Vaturu 25-22 in the Premier final at Prince Charles Park on Friday.

He scored a try when he came on in the second spell.

Korobebe manager Ropate Navilanuku said:

“It was a sweet victory for the side as this is our second time to win in the competition

Mali seals win for Ravoravo

First five-eighth Taniela Mali kicked a penalty for Ravoravo to edge Saunivalu 11-8 in the final of the Super division.

Mali sealed the win after both teams drew 8-8 close to fulltime.

Ravoravo Captain Jone Marawa said, “It was a tough match but we are back bigger and better.”

Saunivalu team manager Inia Maiku said, “That penalty in the last moment cost us the match.”

Edited by Anasilini Natoga

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