Cup final clash

A Namosi player clears the ball as Suva applies pressure during the semi-final of the Skipper Cup at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

FORMER Nadroga and Naitasiri coach Rev Joji Rinakama has ticked Suva to win the final of the 2018 Skipper Cup against the powerhouse of rugby, Nadroga this weekend.

Rinakama, who was the assistant coach of the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians in 2007 said the morale would be high in the Capital City camp which would play an important role in trying to take the title from the Stallions.

“It will be very exciting game for Nadroga and Suva and it will go on to the wire. It will not be an easy game for Nadroga like they did it in the semi-final and it will be a tough match for them,” Rinakama said yesterday.

“Suva will be preparing well for the match and they want to win the final.

“Suva got some good players who are experienced which will play an important role for them playing against Nadroga.”

Nadroga thrashed Naitasiri 52-19 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka over the weekend while Suva fought hard to secure a 26-20 win over Namosi at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

“Suva has what it takes to beat a team like Nadroga,” he said.

“Nadroga can be a different side from the previous weeks.”

The final will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday.

The match kicks off at 3pm.