Dragons ready for Steelers
Serua Dragons is anticipating a tough match against Lami Steelers this Saturday. This was after they defeated Makoi Bulldogs, 14-8, in the Eastern State Premier grade at Bidesi Park, Suva last Saturday.
Despite the financial challenges faced by the side, team manager Sakiusa Vuibeqa said the Korovisilou men have been passionate about the sport.
They pay $600 weekly for their transport to Suva and return.
“All of these players are farmers, we pay $20 each for transport costs,” Vuibeqa said.
“We do not mind that it is expensive because we have the passion to play and showcase our raw talent. “We had a good game against Makoi, we are now looking forward to our matches against Lami Steelers and Kinoya Sea Eagles.
“We know we’re going to win as we are preparing well, we won our first game against Topline and drew 10 all against Nabua in Round Two.”
Serua Dragons was established in the 1990’s however a few years after the sport was inactive the club joined the Serua Rugby Union (SRU).
“Our fathers played rugby league when it was introduced in Fiji. This is an old club,” he said.
“After a few years playing for Serua in the Vanua competition, we parted, then returned to revive the team in 2020.
“Last year we were the assist club for Namatakula versus Vusu Raiders as we have close ties, as we did not pay our registration on time.
“When Vusu Raiders moved up to the top eight, we decided to form our own team this year.
“Two of our club members moved to play and work in Australia and we will work towards that.
“For now our goal is to get to the top eight,” Vuibeqa added.
Eastern State Premier grade results: Topline Warriors 16 - 10 Davuilevu Knights, Serua Dragons 14 – Makoi Bulldogs , Lami Steelers 16 – 16, Kinoya Sea Eagles, Nabua Broncos 26 – 14 Suva City Storm.