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‘Learn From Last Year’

Nadi players reminded of the pain of losing Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy to Nadroga
31 Oct 2020 11:46
‘Learn From Last Year’
Nadi rugby players and officials present the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy to the Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu at Nawaka Village, Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Nadi rugby players were reminded of the pain they had to endure last year after losing the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy to Nadroga. This was after they had dethroned Naitasiri 14-10 a week before that.

The message was from the team director Jeff Tamata as the players turned their focus to today’s showdown against Tailevu.

“A lot is at stake when it comes to the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy,” Tamata said.

“It was back to the drawing board for the team. We have learnt from last years’ experience regarding the defence of the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy.

“We will try our best not to repeat that mistake this year as we take on a strong Tailevu team who beat Naitasiri in their last match.”

Tamata said the players have been reminded the importance of team work.

“Together everyone achieves more. Not I, not you, not them and not us. Together we lifted the Cup last week.”

He has called on Nadi fans to come out in big numbers to support the team.

“Together it will be possible,” he added.

Meanwhile, livewire Nadi No.8 Apisai Nagi has been rested while former Flying Fijians loosie Naulia Dawai takes over.

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  • NADI: 1. Ron Kaotnivere, 2. Veremalua Vugakoto (Captain), 3. Joseva Nadolo, 4. Vilikesa Boletawa, 5. Peni Tavua, 6. Jolame Luvevou, 7. Vilive Miramira, 8. Naulia Dawai, 9. Marika Tivitivi, 10. Vatemo Ravouvou, 11. Vilikesa Driu, 12. Vilive Aria, 13. Eseroma Naba, 14. Aminio Naseyara, 15. Sela Toga. Reserves: 16. Asivurusi Naliga, 17. Viliame Tui, 18. Veniona Toga, 19. Samuela Saqiwa, 20. Sivaniolo Lumelume, 21. Navitalai Tuilawa, 22. Orisi Eranavula, 23. Tevita Mociu.
  • TAILEVU: 1. Noa Bula, 2. Isireli Narawa, 3. Poate Rainima, 4. Raduva Saumaki, 5. Laisenia Manuqila, 6. Kalioni Cagonibure, 7. Vetaia Tikomailepanoni, 8. Timoci Vunimoku, 9. Peniasi Ravudolo, 10. Seru Vaniqi, 11. Peniasi Navukula, 12. Paula Nayacakalou, 13. Etueni Seru, 14. Viliame Kanatabua, 15. Isimeli Koniferedi.Reserves: 16. Solomoni Drotini, 17. Watisoni Kedraika, 18. Nemani Camainakelo, 19. Joseph Mahol. 20. Jale Saukelea, 21. Autiko
  • Reserves: 16. Solomoni Drotini, 17. Watisoni Kedraika, 18. Nemani Camainakelo, 19. Joseph Mahol. 20. Jale Saukelea, 21. Autiko Domonakibau, 22. Lemeki Junior, 23. Marika Rasuaki.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj


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