Sukuna Bowl launch

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - ANASILINI RATUVA SUVA Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

The 2017 ANZ Ratu Sukuna Bowl chal­lenge was of­fi­cially launched at the Nasova Po­lice ground, Suva yes­ter­day. As usual tra­di­tion the an­nual clash be­tween the Fiji Po­lice Force and the Re­pub­lic of the Fiji Mil­i­tary Force (RFMF) started with an open chal­lenge

RFMF Com­man­der, Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto said this year would be the tough­est game Po­lice have ever had.

“We’ve been miss­ing this tro­phy for a long time now,” he said.

“I al­ways tell my peo­ple that play­ing for the Ratu Sukuna Bowl you have to empty out the tank of tal­ent that God gives us. The tal­ent that God gives us varies, some are very good singers, some are good rugby union, rugby league, vol­ley­ball play­ers and some are mu­si­cians.

“I can guar­an­tee you this will be one of the tough­est games that you will ever play be­cause you go­ing to face peo­ple in var­i­ous sports, that God gives them that tal­ent and pour it out on the field.”

In his re­ply As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Po­lice (ACP) Ru­si­ate Tu­dravu said they pre­fer to be David rather than be Go­liath.

“We’re al­ways hum­ble in vic­tory, we al­ways take pride in say­ing his­tory has a way in re­peat­ing it­self. We’ve won the Ratu Sukuna Bowl three years in a row, 1970-1972, 1995- 1997, 2016 and 2017 so we will seal the hat-trick. “Nasova ac­cepts the chal­lenge and we’ll make this hap­pen, we like to be un­der­dogs all the time, we pre­fer to be David rather than be Go­liath. You cre­ate de­fence to win war but we break de­fence to cap­ture vic­tory.”

The Ratu Sukuna Bowl chal­lenge is set for Oc­to­ber 20 at the ANZ Sta­dium, Suva.

Photo: Jone Lu­ven­i­toga

From left: Re­pub­lic of the Fiji Mil­i­tary Force Com­man­der Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto and As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Aisake Tu­dravu dur­ing the launch of the 2017 ANZ Ratu Sukuna Bowl chal­lenge at Nasova Po­lice ground, Suva on Septem­ber 15, 2017.

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