Farebrother Challenge

Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy: Giants Clash At Thomson Park Confirmed

While fans have been talking about moving the game to be hosted at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Naitasiri coach Ilaitia Tuisese Junior said Namosi decided on the venue.
05 Aug 2020 14:23
Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy: Giants Clash At Thomson Park Confirmed
Naitasiri team during their training at Ram Lakhan Park, Samabula, Suva on August 4, 2020. Photo: Sereana Salalo

Namosi will host Naitasiri in a double-header at Thomson Park, Navua on Saturday.

This was confirmed by Fiji Rugby Union national operations manager Sale Sorovaki.

While the capacity of Thomson Park is 3000, only 1500 fans will be allowed in to comply with Safe Sports protocol.

“Namosi will host Naitasiri at 3 pm on Saturday,” Sorovaki said.

Namosi beat Nadroga 15-8 to win the Skipper Cup Premiership and the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on Saturday.

Both teams are unbeaten as round three of the provincial competition continues on Saturday

While fans have been talking about moving the game to be hosted at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Naitasiri coach Ilaitia Tuisese Junior said Namosi decided on the venue.

He said: “Well we can’t do much about it, they are the champion. They have the right to that, even though people may have other opinions but we respect what Namosi Rugby Union has decided.”

The women’s match will start at 11 am followed by the Under-19 at 1 pm.

Due to the Punjas Battle of Giants tournament which kicks off on Friday, the Yasawa-Lautoka match would be played at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on Friday.

In other Skipper Cup games this week, Tailevu will play Nadroga at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori and Suva meet Nadi at Prince Charles Park.

Tailevu need to double effort: Matea

After an impressive win against Lautoka last week Tailevu want to score another win in round three of the Skipper Cup Premiership against Nadroga at Ratu Cakobau Park on Saturday.

Team manager Levani Matea said the team would have to lift their performance against the wounded Stallions.

“We know Nadroga is tough and we will have to work hard on our fitness,” he said.

“I reminded the boys last week in the changing room at Churchill Park that we will be hosting Nadroga and we need to double our effort.

“After last week’s loss to Namosi, Nadroga would be hungry for a win.

“The players know and understand what is expected of them and they need to perform to their level best.”

Matea is calling on Tailevu fans to support the team.

“This is the first time we will be playing at home and I plead for fans to show up and support us,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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