Top Suva clubs set pace
National Fire Authority, Army, University of the South Pacific ( USP) and Queen Victoria School Old Boys were impressive in the Suva Rugby Union RC Manubhai sponsored Escott Shield competition yesterday. A second half fightback saw NFA defeating Savura 29-21, Army defeated Raiwaqa 21-15, USP upset Harlequins 26-20 while QVSOB defeated Marist 26-10. NFA had to fight tooth and nail to win the match after trailing Savura 6-5 at halftime. A second half comeback saw NFA’s towering forward Sailasa Bolatagici scoring a brilliant try. In the last match of the round, USP put up a sterling performance to beat Harlequins.
Both sides were locked 13-13 at halftime. USP scored a try and three penalties to take the game away from Harlequins. Meanwhile, former All Blacks Joeli Vidiri who is in the country for a short stint praised the Suva Rugby Union for lifting the standard of competition. “I’m impressed with the performance,” Vidiri said. Results: RC Manubhai Escott Shield: QVS 26-10 Marist, Army 21-15 Raiwaqa, NFA 29-21 Savura, Police wbd Nabua, Lomaiviti 10-10 Stalllions, USP 26-20 Harlequins. CBS Power Solutions Koroturaga Cup: RKSOB 13-23 Breakthrough Regent Electric, PCN Ruggers 2123 Tovata, Lami 13-14 Covenant Red, CBS Power Solutions Challenge Cup - Wardens wbd Breakthrough Harvest Supermarket.
Edited by Osea Bola