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Escott Shield Returns To Nasova After Four Years

The Digicel Escott Shield has returned to Nasova after four years. This was after Police Blue defeated defending champions Navy Blue, 27-17, at Albert Park, this afternoon.
04 Jun 2022 17:38
Escott Shield Returns To Nasova After Four Years
Police Blue is the holders of the Digicel Escott Shield

The Digicel Escott Shield has returned to Nasova after four years.

This was after Police Blue defeated defending champions Navy Blue, 27-17, at Albert Park, this afternoon.

The Police side was laced with Suva players like Keponi Paul, Sireli Narawa, Meli Kurisaru and James Brown while Navy Blue had first five eighth, Jone Manu, forwards Mateo Qolisese, Kolinio Bulabalavu and Joseva Nasaroa.

The Nasova men started off strongly and led 7-0 before Navy levelled the scores through a penalty try.

In the 25th minute Navy slotted a penalty as they led 10-7.

Winger Lote Degei scored Police’s second try with the successful conversion from fullback Sebastian Rabuku, for a 14-10 lead.

In the 40th minute Police hooker Sireli Narawa dived over just before half time. With Rabuku’s conversion pushing Police Blue to a 21-10 lead, at half time.

Halftime: Police Blue 21-10 Navy Blue

The sailors were awarded its second penalty try at the start of the second, however, Police held on.

With another two penalties by Rabuku, Police sealed the win, 27-17.

Hooker Narawa dedicated the win to all their fellow police officers.

“I was a very tough battle throughout the game, we had a lot of difficulties,” he said.

“Although we didn’t win some set pieces, we managed to work together and come through at the end of the game.

“It’s been four years since we last won the Escott Shield and we just had it in our mind that we going to come here today and take the shield back to Nasova.

“I dedicate this win to our comrades working out there in the field, in the maritime zones, in the interior. Thank you for your support,” Narawa added.

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