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Silky Silktails

The Kaiviti Silktails thrashed Windsor Wolves 40-16 in their debut match of the New South Wales (NSW) Cup’s Ron Massey Premiership at Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday.
15 Mar 2020 11:46
Silky Silktails
Penioni Tagituimua scores his second try for the Kaiviti Silktails against Windsor Wolves in round one of the Ron Massey Cup at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 14, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fullback Timoci Namotokula scored as the Kaiviti Silktails thrashed Windsor Wolves 40-16 in their debut match of the New South Wales (NSW) Cup’s Ron Massey Premiership at Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday.

Namotokula scored a try towards the end of the second half and kicked over six successful conversions.

Silktails chairman and National Rugby League (NRL) legend Petero Civoniceva said it was a good start to the season.

“I’m proud of the boys,” he said.

“We won’t get away ahead of ourselves but we have learnt a lot around the speed in the ruck. There are some good teams in the competition and we have to improve no doubt about that.”

Josaia Raboiliku of the Kaiviti Silktails on attack against Windsor Wolves at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 14, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Josaia Raboiliku of the Kaiviti Silktails on attack against Windsor Wolves at Churchill Park in Lautoka
on March 14, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Wolves coach Luke Deller said they started well, but towards the end of the first and second halve, they lost control.

“We cannot hold on to the ball and we were pretty chasing ourselves. It was hard to fight when those guys were in full energy and full running.”

Both teams scored three tries each in the first half and were tied 16-16 at halftime.

Winger Vereti Peceli scored the Silktails first try as he ran untouched from the halfway mark. Wolves hit back with three tries to William Butler, Cooper Pereira and Jak Cannel to lead 16-6.

Plucky dummy half Penioni Tagituimua scored twice to give the Silktails hope before halftime.

In the second half, it was a one-sided affair as the Silktails dominated play scoring four unanswered tries.

Other try scorers were Turaganivalu Nabetelevu, Josaia Raboiliku, and Osea Sadrau. Tikiko Noke was on the bench due to injury.

The Silktails face Glebe Concord Wolves next Saturday at Churchill Park.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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