Debutant Stars In Silktails Win

Debutant Akuila Tavakaturaga scored a double to kick start his Ron Massey Cup campaign on a high note.
03 May 2021 10:00
Debutant Stars In Silktails Win
Members of the Kaiviti Silktails team celebrating after their game against Cabramatta in the third round of the Ron Massey Cup at the Mascot Oval grounds on May 1, 2021. Photo: NSWRL

Eighty minutes of rugby league proved dividends for the Kaiviti Silktails as they recorded their third win in the Ron Massey Cup competition.

The Wes Naiqama coached- side defeated Cabramatta 38-14 at Mascot Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Debutant Akuila Tavakaturaga scored a double to kick start his Ron Massey Cup campaign on a high note.

Prop Joeli Vulavou opened the scoring after a great run to score underneath the posts. The conversion was successful by halfback Waisale Nayavucere.

Silktails centre Vuate Karawalevu went for a great run down the sideline before passing to Maika Serulevu to score. The conversion was successful extending their lead to 12-0 in the opening 10 minutes.

Cabramatta produced a couple of promising attacking raids without success before Dylan Nunes opened the scoring for his side following some slick passing from the Too Blues. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful by five-eighth Jamieson Clark.

The Silktails successfully converted a penalty goal as the halftime siren sounded to take a 14-4 lead into the break.

Cabramatta came out fighting after Jack Ryan chased down a grubber kick and the conversion was successful to close the gap to 14-10.

The two sides traded tries before the Silktails gained momentum after Apakuki Tavodi forced his way over with the conversion successful to extend their lead 26-14.

Kaiviti secured the victory in the 74th minute after a good run by Akuila Tavakaturaga with Mosese Qionomacawa landing the conversion to extend the lead to 32-14.

The Silktails finished off the game in the final seconds with Tavakaturaga grabbing his second try of the match with the successful conversion making it 38-14.

The Silktails host the Hawks next Saturday at Mascot Oval in Sydney.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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