Top Suva clubs set pace

Fiji Sun - - Sport - RITESH KU­MAR

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

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