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All Blue For FMF Rise Fiji Rise Ratu Sukuna Bowl 2020

Not only they outmuscled and overpowered their counterparts from Queen Elizabeth Barracks in the main event, they also made a scoop winning cricket, football, netball, volleyball, oldies rugby and athlet­ics competitions.
12 Dec 2020 12:10
All Blue For FMF Rise Fiji Rise Ratu Sukuna Bowl 2020
2020 Ratu Sukuna Bowl winners, Police team following 32-8 win over Army at ANZ Stadium on December 11, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar..

The Fiji Police Force won the FMF Rise Fiji Rise Ratu Sukuna Bowl 2020 defeating the Subrails Republic of Fiji Military Force 32-8 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

And convincingly, they did it in clinical fashion capping off 2020 on a high.

Not only they outmuscled and overpowered their counterparts from Queen Elizabeth Barracks in the main event, they also made a scoop winning cricket, football, netball, volleyball, oldies rugby and athlet­ics competitions.

What happened: RFMF fullback Eparama Seniku­riciri put them in the 3-0 lead from a penalty.

Police bid to equalise by first five-eighth Meli Kurisaru fell short but was spot in his second at­tempt, 3-3.

Police were denied a try in the 30th minute for a forward pass before halfback Josefa Kuricuva dived over for their first try which was converted by Kurisaru.

Halftime: Police 10-3 RFMF

Police started off strong in the second half, with the forwards leading the charge resulting in their sec­ond try.

Kurisaru missed the conversion for the 15-3 lead.

The troops from QEB regrouped but the men in blue were stern in defence.

Prop Ron Katonivere and hooker, Veremalua Vuga­koto, were the first players to be substituted in the 50th minute by Ratunaisa Navuma and Timoci Sau­voli.

The Blues extended their lead 18-3 with a drop goal from Terio Tamani.

Aporosa Saukuru scored their third try which was converted by Tamani for the 25-3 lead.

RFMF scored their first try through Olympian Api­sai Domolailai, 25-8 RFMF.

But Police had the last laugh with Jone Navori scor­ing the last try which was converted by Tamani.

Fulltime: RFMF 8-32 Police.

Comments: Police captain Ulaiasi Lawevou said: “I thank both teams for a great game and fans for their support. And not forgetting the Commissioner of Po­lice Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho for watching the game live from London.”

RFMF captain Sireli Ledua said: “Police deserved to win and I also thank my players for giving their all as well.”

 



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