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Nadi Upset Defending Skipper Champs

Defending Skipper Fiji Rugby Championship winners Ram Sami Suva went down, 20-12, to Jack’s Nadi at the ANZ Stadium in their clash yesterday.
20 Mar 2022 14:49
Nadi Upset Defending Skipper Champs
Josefa Vesikara of Suva against Nadi during Skipper cup match at ANZ Stadium on March 19, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Defending Skipper Fiji Rugby Championship winners Ram Sami Suva went down, 20-12, to Jack’s Nadi at the ANZ Stadium in their clash yesterday.

What happened:  Suva opened the scoreboard with a try to first five eighth, Jone Manu and the conversion going wide for a 5-0 lead.
Nadi replied through a try to fullback Semesa Muaidonu as they were tied 5-5 in the 22nd minute.
Nadi converted a penalty to lead at the break.

Halftime: Suva 5-8 Nadi

Nadi extended their lead after the breather with an uncoverted try to No. 8, Sela Makavu.

Nadi winger Vilikesa Driu scored their third try as they took a comfortable 20-5 lead with conversion going over.

Suva narrowed the deficit with a last minute try to debutant Kolinio Bulabalavu.

Fulltime: Nadi 20-12 Suva

Comment: Nadi manager, Epeli Qoro said:

“This win is because of the hardwork put in by the team during our 10 weeks of pre-season training. We still need to work on some weaknesses before we take on Northland next week.”



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