Tinai double sinks Vatukoula
The Namosi rugby team beat Vatukoula 24-3 during the 2016 Skipper Cup clash at Theodore Park, Vatukoula yesterday.
What happened: Both teams started well with the first try scored at the 17th minute through Panapasa Namoko to give Namosi the lead. Dangerous play from Vatukoula saw two yellow cards dished to Manoa Natorogia in the 34th minute and Saimoni Nadore in the 36th minute.
Half Time: Namosi 5-0 Vatukoula
Namosi scored early in the second half through Ilai Tinai who also converted as they led 12-0. A penalty to Vatukoula in the 46th minute was converted by Leone Ratulevu as they trailed 12-3. Another try from Tinai saw Namosi jump to a 17-3 lead. It was in the 76th minute Aliposo Rauto scored Namosi’s fourth try with Tinai’s conversion sealing a 24-3 win.
Namosi coach Max Hughes said he was happy with their performance. “We have achieved our goal which was to win and I will keep working hard with the boys to win our upcoming games.”