Farebrother Challenge

Nauga: We’re Ready For Suva

He highlighted that they are playing against a very good Suva side who have beaten them twice this year and also claimed the Farebrother Trophy from them back in 2012 and 2017.
18 Jul 2019 15:05
Nauga: We’re Ready For Suva
Nadroga No.8 Eremasi Radrodro (left) and coach Esala Nauga.

Despite losing star fullback Apisalome Waqatabu, the Nadroga rugby team are confident of a successful defence of the Farebrother Sullivan Trophy against challengers Suva on Saturday.

Nadroga Rugby coach Esala Nauga told FRU Media that nothing has changed in the team’s preparation as they continue to follow through their normal schedule.

“As usual the boys have been going through some intense training preparing for the match and we’ve been building our momentum to counter a good Suva team this weekend,” Nauga said.

He highlighted that they are playing against a very good Suva side who have beaten them twice this year and also claimed the Farebrother Trophy from them back in 2012 and 2017.

“This will be a really good game and will be expecting a tough match this Saturday. Our main focus is nothing more than just protecting and securing this prestigious trophy.”

Nauga said their opponent are very lethal in most areas.

“Looking at the fact that they have a very strong running forwards and with the support play from the backs which is a threat on the field. I’m looking at an intense game and for us and we’ll just need to go out there on game day, execute our strategy and secure the trophy.

“We all know that Suva we’ll be coming in with the same intension, so all the best to both teams playing this Saturday.” Nauga added.

The challenge kicks-off at 3.30pm at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Meanwhile, in the Bainimarama Shield clash, Yasawa will defend the shield against challengers Lautoka at 5pm Friday at Churchill Park.

Edited by Grace Narayan

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