More teams join Nadroga zone

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Four women’s and Un­der-18 men’s teams have joined the Nadroga Zone for this year’s Voda­fone Cup sea­son.

Zone co-or­di­na­tor Su­liasi Cakautabu said they were ex­pect­ing a suc­cess­ful sea­son. “With new teams join­ing the zone we are ex­pect­ing the com­pe­ti­tion to be more com­pet­i­tive,” Cakautabu said.

“Last year, the games were not very com­pet­i­tive but this year all teams are al­most on the same par as they bat­tle it out.”

Way Froward

Fiji Na­tional Rugby League de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Eto­nia Nai­wasetawa said the fo­cus now is on the de­vel­op­ment of ref­er­ees and touch judges. He said FNRL is com­mit­ted to en­sure that they are able to lift the stan­dard. “My first plan now is to up­date the ref­er­ees and touch judges ac­cred­i­ta­tions. Most of these ref­er­ees only have level one so my fo­cus now is to help lift the stan­dard,” he said. Re­sults: NADROGA ZONEU18: Coastal Owl 12-4 Noitoga Bears; Women: Coast­line Roos 16-12 Coastal Owls; Premier: Coast­line Roos 22-4 Coastal Owl, Fiji Trans­fer Na­matakula Raiders 8-0 Noitoga Bears, Lusi Bar In­vest­ment Nan­umi Au Knights 6-6 Korolevu SUVA ZONE- U18: Nabua 6-4 Wailada; Re­serve: Nabua 18-4 Wailada; Premier: Lami Steel­ers 18-12 City Storm, Po­lice Sharks 24-22 Topline.

Photo: Jus­tine Man­nan

Topline War­riors on the at­tack against Po­lice Sharks at the Suva Gram­mar School grounds.

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