Baby Stal­lions thrash Suva, Namosi next on list

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS - SIMIONE HARAVANUA Edited by Leone Cabenatabu­a Feed­back:

De­fend­ing Skip­per Cup Un­der-19 cham­pi­ons Nadroga thrashed Suva 27-7 at Lawaqa Park, Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day.

The Baby Stal­lions played run­ning rugby as they time and again broke through the Suva de­fence with ease.

Speak­ing to SUNs­ports, Nadroga U19 coach Asi Mo­ce­lutu, said de­spite the win there are ar­eas that they need to work on be­fore they face Namosi in the sec­ond round.

“It was a good win from the boys af­ter four months of non­ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

“The game was great but we will have to work hard on our li­ne­outs and set pieces.” Mo­ce­lutu high­lighted that they had started well but lost their fo­cus later in the game which af­fected their scrums.

“We’ll make sure not to re­peat the same mis­take against Namosi next week­end.”

He in­di­cated that their plan to run the ball worked in their favour.

“I be­lieve the pace of the game re­ally af­fected the Suva boys. We’ve been train­ing so hard and we made sure to ex­e­cute our speed and pass to­gether.

“We talked a lot about com­mu­ni­ca­tion and they ex­e­cuted that area re­ally well. It was also good to see the se­nior play­ers guid­ing the young ones through­out the game.”

U19 Re­sults

Namosi 10-5 Tailevu, Nadi 12-12 Ya­sawa, Naitasiri 11-6 Lau­toka.

U19 Next Round

Nadroga v Namosi, Suva v Ya­sawa, Naitasiri v Nadi, Lau­toka v Tailevu simione.haravanua@ fi­jisun.com.fj

Photo:

Suva Un­der-19 for­ward Vil­iame Neirau tries to power his way through the Nadroga play­ers dur­ing their Skip­per Cup U19 clash at Lawaqa Park, Si­ga­toka on July 25, 2020. Ron­ald Ku­mar.

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