Baby Stallions thrash Suva, Namosi next on list
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.”
Namosi 10-5 Tailevu, Nadi 12-12 Yasawa, Naitasiri 11-6 Lautoka.
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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.