Le­dua: No party, two weeks to go

Fiji Sun - - Sport - OSEA BOLA os­eab@fi­jisun.com.fj

North­land warhorse Isireli Le­dua made a spe­cial plea for play­ers not to drink al­co­hol or kava in the next two weeks. Le­dua chal­lenged the play­ers to sac­ri­fice, work, train and play as a team in the last two rounds of the Skip­per Cup com­pe­ti­tion. Sur­rounded by fans af­ter beat­ing Tavua 31-15 at Gat­ward Park, Le­dua re­quested the play­ers to be united for the cause. “We need to stay off the booze and kava in the next two weeks,” he said. “It’s the tough­est two weeks of the Skip­per Cup as we face Namosi and Nadroga.

“There’s more time to party, let’s do it for North­land. We fared well so far and we should con­tinue to punch above our weight against the Cup favourites.” North­land coach Ti­moci Ti­nav­iti said they should start from where they left off against Tavua in their game against Namosi at Thom­son Park, Navua this Satur­day.

“We can’t af­ford a re­peat of a stop-start, hot –cold first half against Namosi,” Ti­nav­iti said. “Namosi is one of the strong­est teams in the com­pe­ti­tion hav­ing reach­ing the fi­nal last year. North­land need to be up to the chal­lenge and we have one week to pre­pare.” Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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