Skipper Cup

Suva ‘Doing Little Things Right’

The squad started off at the gym and ended at Buckhurst Ground for a clarity session, ironing out all the mistakes from last Saturday and building on our strength.
12 Nov 2020 16:19
Suva ‘Doing Little Things Right’
Suva captain and second five eighth, John Stewart, trains at the High Performance Unit gym in laucala Bay, Suva, on November 10, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Ram Sami Suva’s preparation for the Skipper Cup Premiership final on Saturday is on track, says manager, Nemani Tuifagalele.

They will face QAQA Naitasiri at 6pm at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

The two teams had a win each when they met in the rounds of the Skipper Cup premiership.

Naitasiri lost in their first match 6-15 but avenged their loss in the second round 27-10.

“Business as usual for Suva at training – preparation is going on quiet well,” Tuifagalele said.

“The squad started off at the gym and ended at Buckhurst Ground for a clarity session, ironing out all the mistakes from last Saturday and building on our strength.

“Our focus for the week is doing the little/basic things right.”

Suva has a depth of young players who have been part of the team in the past 14 weeks of the Skipper Cup.

And they include forwards Lino Vasuinadi, Meli Tuni, Joseva Nasaroa, lock Izrael Immanuel and flanker Taniela Sadrugu.

Former Ratu Kadavulevu School students Jone Vatuwaliwali and Sireli Maqala were also part of the extended squad.

And the young bloods have been ably mentored by veterans Sireli Ledua, Manasa Saulo and James Brown.

Ledua and Saulo are the mainstay of the pack upfront and they always lead the charge for the capital city side.

Saturday’s final could be among their last outing for Suva as both contemplate retiring.

Both have been warhorses for the game with Saulo among the finest of the Flying Fijians tight-five who have stabilised our scrums since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Ledua can equally play at hooker or prop and has been a stalwart for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces rugby teams, Northland and now Suva,

In the Under-19 grade, Namosi will face Nadroga at 4pm while Lautoka will play Naitasiri at 2pm in the women’s division.

Edited by Osea Bola



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