Rugby | SPORTS

Thumbs Up For Win, Still Room For Improvement

Yasawa continued their sterling performance with a 23-15 win over Nadi in the ANZ Marama Championship clash at Ratu Navula College ground in Nadi, this afternoon.
21 May 2022 16:33
Thumbs Up For Win, Still Room For Improvement
Yasawa women rugby players after their 23-15 win over Nadi at Ratu Navula College ground, Nadi, on May 21, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Yasawa continued their sterling performance with a 23-15 win over Nadi in the ANZ Marama Championship clash at Ratu Navula College ground in Nadi, this afternoon.

What happened: In the 12th minute Salote Vuniwaqa kicked over a penalty as Yasawa led 3-0.

In a space to eight minutes Nadi scored two tries to Rusila Koronawa and Ilisapeci Delaiwali with the conversions missing for a 10-3 lead.

In 37th minute Yasawa extended their lead to 13-10 from a penalty

At the stroke of half time, Nadi centre Merewarita Nai scored a try with the conversion going over.

Halftime: Nadi 10-13 Yasawa.

In the second spell, Nadi upped the tempo that allowed prop Aseri Qalo to score a try as they led 15-13.

Yawasa bounced back with two unconverted tries scored by No.8 Seruwaia Tawa and Sainimili Lomata.

Comments: Yasawa coach Taione Ratu said: “The win was a bonus for us. Thumbs up to the team and fan who came today. We could have scored a lot of tries but we have been carried away.
“There was a lot of wrong decisions but we’ll go back and improve on that.”

Nadi women’s coach, Kamanieli Tuiwasa said: “Despite the loss, we’ve improved. Before we struggled to finish the game but not now.”

Results

U19: Namosi 5-12 Tailevu, Yasawa 19-0 Nadi, Naitasiri 12-0 Lautoka
Seniors: Namosi 33-21 Tailevu, Yasawa 23-15 Nadi, Naitasiri 15-12 Lautoka.

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