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Skipper Cup: Suva Keen To Keep Lead

Team manager Nemani Tuifagalele said their 7-11 loss to Lautoka was a wake-up call.
16 Sep 2020 16:17
Skipper Cup: Suva Keen To Keep Lead
Members of the Ram Sami Suva Rugby team during training at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on September 15, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Ram Sami Suva is working hard to defend the Skipper Cup Premiership title on November 7.

In a show of force and precision, the capital side tops the table after beating Nadroga 32-26 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva last week.

Team manager Nemani Tuifagalele said their 7-11 loss to Lautoka was a wake-up call.

And they want to be consistent in the remaining six games. Suva faces winless Yasawa on Saturday at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

“We want to maintain the first position stance and hopefully things go our way and defend the Skipper Cup in the final on November 7,” Tuifagalele said.

Seru seals France deal

Tuifagalele confirmed Suva flanker Filimoni Seru has signed with French Pro D2 club Nantua.

However, he is confident that other players would be great replacements for him.

“Filimoni is very versatile, he plays second row and also as a looseman,” he said.

“I think he has made a name when he started off with Naitasiri and then coming in to Suva. It’s a loss for us, I think it is a gain for the French club as he is a good player.

Farebrother Challenge

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby Union operations manager/tournament director Sale Sorovaki confirmed Namosi will host Nadroga at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori at 3pm on Saturday. Tailevu will face Lautoka on Friday at 4pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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