Skipper Cup

Ledua: Have To Perform On The Day

“We have done a lot of talking about this game as we know the intensity and the pace will be very high,” he said.
06 Nov 2020 14:35
Ledua: Have To Perform On The Day
Suva Under-19 rugby team working on their scrum with Fiji Rugby’s elite pathway programme manager Bi;ll Gadolo while Suva U19 assistant coach Dale Tonwai looks on. The Suva U19 side take on Nadroga in tomorrow’s Skipper Cup semi-final. Photo: SRU Media

Defending Skipper Cup champions Ram Sami Suva rugby team are anticipating a tough match against Namosi in their Skipper Cup semi-final clash at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, tomorrow.

Heading into the game Namosi would be fighting hard to avenge their 12-37 loss in round seven and 17-22 defeat last Saturday.

Speaking to SUNsports veteran Suva hooker Sireli Ledua said they have been preparing well for the semi-final.

“We have done a lot of talking about this game as we know the intensity and the pace will be very high,” he said.

“I have reminded the boys to stay focused on the areas that we can dominate against Namosi.

“We are the defending champs, but that doesn’t matter now.

“What matters is how we turn up on game day and to make sure that we secure our spot in the final next week.”

Ledua said Namosi would bring their A-game tomorrow to compensate their loss of the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy.

“They will now go for the Skipper Cup.

“They are a good side with a lot of young players. They have added fire power in the backs and the forwards will be strong upfront.

“By now Namosi have regrouped and prepared for this game because they have nothing to lose.”

Ledua said he was grateful to their young players for bringing them this far.

“They have put on a gallant performance throughout the season. “Hats off to these young players who always put their hands up for selection whenever the senior players are away,” he said.

Team manager Nemani Tuifagalele said hosting the game was an advantage for the defending champs.

“I know that both team’s supporters will be coming in to cheer for them. I’m so glad that we can have the game at the ANZ Stadium,” he said.

“It’s a very good ground and this kind of weather it will be a cracker of a game. I know that everyone coming in will enjoy the game very much.”


Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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