WAR­WICK NAVOSA TO DEFY ALL ODDS

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

The Pe­ni­asi Damu-coached War­wick Navosa side aim to defy all odds to up­set Nanuku­loa in the Voda­fone Rugby Tro­phy fi­nal this Sat­ur­day. Skip­per/hooker Mikaele Sarosaro has been ruled out due to in­jury sus­tained in the 13-11 win over Rewa in the semi-fi­nal at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last Sat­ur­day.

The side is train­ing un­der the watch­ful eyes of for­mer Nadroga reps Damu, Sir­ilo Lala and Kini Malai.

Tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sor Kini Vuira said they are con­fi­dent of a pos­i­tive out­come. “We are in the fi­nal now and we need to step again and against Nanuku­loa,” he said.

“Dis­ci­plined is an­other area we need to work on as three play­ers were sin-binned last week and that proved could be costly in the end. The side will be bank­ing full­back Waqa Robanaka­davu, flanker Jioji Nareki and Ilikimi Ma. “We have very young boys from the clubs in the Bar­avi, Coral Coast, Nabou­tini/Nabukelevu and Nawa­magi in Navosa,” Vuira said. “The NRU would like to thank our ma­jor spon­sor War­wick Fiji Re­sort and Spa.”

The match is likely to be held at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

WAISEA NASOKIA Edited by Osea Bola

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