SPORTS

Highlanders Win Franchise Opener

The Osea Navori coached- Tuva Highlanders scored a bonus point win as they beat Cuvu Blues 27-15 in round one of the BLK Nadroga Super Rugby ‘Waqe ni Sikina’ Franchise 2020 at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.
15 Dec 2019 17:51
Highlanders Win Franchise Opener
Vusu Brumbies players and officials during their opening game at the Nadroga franchise competition at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on December 14, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

The Osea Navori coached- Tuva Highlanders scored a bonus point win as they beat Cuvu Blues 27-15 in round one of the BLK Nadroga Super Rugby ‘Waqe ni Sikina’ Franchise 2020 at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.

Highlanders tries were scored by Josateki Vakalagi, Russel Vuki, Setareki Nasokitabua, Timoci Tauvoli. Tauvoli also landed two conversions and a penalty.

Blues tries came from Navitalai Bakewa, Semi Cabenalotu, and Aisea Vasutoga.

Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu said after reviewing the second year of franchise comp, they thought of creating more game time this year.

“We’ve made sure that it does not overlap with the FRU Skipper Cup competition,” he said.

“As 14 teams are competing this franchise comp will unearth more players for the 2020 season.”

This is where the Kalevu Shield and Super Rugby Trophy are at stake respectively. Raviravi Sunwolves are the defending champions while Vusu Brumbies hold the Kalevu Shield.

RESULTS

Seniors: Cuvu Blues 15-27 Tuva Highlanders, Conua Chiefs 7- 0 Nokonoko-Waicoba Crusaders, Davijukia Reds 10- 12 No I Nabua Hurricanes, Raviravi SunWolves 0-7 Qali Mavua Lions, Vusu Brumbies 7- 0 Wai Stormers, Jubaniwai Bulls – Intercontinental Malomalo Sharks.

U20: Cuvu Blues 10-11 Tuva Highlanders, Davijukia Reds 7-0 No I Nabua Hurricanes, Raviravi SunWolves 0-7 Qali Mavua Lions, Vusu Brumbies 7-0 Wai Stormers, Jubaniwai Bulls 7-0 Intercontinental Malomalo Sharks

Edited by Osea Bola

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