The Fiji Times

Rewa rugby team banks on fans support

- By ZANZEER SINGH

THE Rewa Rugby Union was overwhelme­d with the support the side received during the Inkk Farebrothe­r Trophy and Skipper Cup double-header match at Prince Charles Park last Saturday.

The Rewa team marked its return in the top flight after being relegated at the end of the 2019 season proved a force against the favourites Nadi eventually going down 25-15.

Hundreds of Rewa fans turned up at the venue to cheer the team which momentaril­y led the hosts 10-8 in the second spell before letting Nadi regain control with two quick converted tries.

Rewa will face Suva this weekend before a bye in round three.

Rewa coach Ro Alifereti Doviverata said they would have to improve on their mistakes from the Nadi fixture during training this week.

Doviverata said they would need to maintain possession and cut back on the number of penalties.

“We are looking forward to our preparatio­ns for Suva,” the former national 7s and 15s skipper said.

“I thank the supporters for coming all the way from our villages in Rewa to Nadi to support the team and all those from the Western Division.

“I know it was a disappoint­ing result but we are looking forward to our home game against Suva.”

 ?? Picture: BALJEET SINGH ?? Petero Tuisigalal­a in control for Nasinu Seconday School Panthers against QVS during the secondary schools rugby league clash at Churchill Park in Lautoka last Saturday.
Picture: BALJEET SINGH Petero Tuisigalal­a in control for Nasinu Seconday School Panthers against QVS during the secondary schools rugby league clash at Churchill Park in Lautoka last Saturday.
 ?? Picture: BALJEET SINGH ?? Solomoni Tavai attacks for Nadi against Rewa last Saturday.
Picture: BALJEET SINGH Solomoni Tavai attacks for Nadi against Rewa last Saturday.

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