Skipper Cup

Stallions Learn From Challenges

“For the welfare of the players we are now securing work but however we have no reason to stop them. That is what rugby is all about.”
25 Oct 2020 14:28
Stallions Learn From Challenges
Nadroga and Yasawa rugby players after their Skipper Cup clash at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on October 24, 2020. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

 

The Nadroga rugby team beat Yasawa 22-7 in the Skipper Cup clash at Lautoka’s Churchill Park yesterday.

What happened: In the first half, Nadroga’s first try came from Panapasa Qeruqeru. The Stallions continued on the pressure and got their second try to Avimeleki Nadeba in the 18th minute for a 10-0 lead. In the 33rd minute Olympian Jasa Veremalua dotted down their third try.

Halftime: Yasawa 0-15 Nadroga

In the second half, Nadroga’s Jone Navori scored the fourth try with Apisalome Waqatabu adding the extras from the conversion. Yasawa fought back and managed a consolation try to Savenaca Biu with Elimi Naikusa converting.

Comments: Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu said: “We are taking each game as it comes. “It is a difficult year for us. The results have revealed a lot on the challenges that we are facing.

“For the welfare of the players we are now securing work but however we have no reason to stop them. That is what rugby is all about.”

Yasawa Rugby Union secretary Kinijoji Rakata, said: “This is our first year into the Skipper Cup and we have  learnt a lot.” Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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