Macuata teaches Cakaudrove a lesson

Macuata's Navitalai Masitabua is taken down by Cakaudrove's attack at Ganilau Park. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

SIX yellow cards were flashed in yesterday’s Vodafone Vanua Cup Championship match between Cakaudrove and Macuata. Macuata lost to Cakaudrove 16-0 and copped four yellow cards while Cakaudrove was shown two. Pressured attacks from the home team resulted in exchange of words with the boys of Caumatalevu.

Five minutes into the first half, Cakaudrove opened the scoring with Vilimone Dekei’s converted try.

Cakaudrove was awaded a penalty kick 15 minutes after their first try resulting in a 10-0 lead at half time.

Cakaudrove coach Rayne Simpson described the victorious achievement as an accomplished plan.

“I am very pleased with the boys and they kept to the game plan which helped us very much,” he said.

“There was a lot of pressure and that’s expected of rugby but we need to ensure to avoid yellow cards in our remaining matches. “The support from the vanua has been really good and this week we will camp at Korotasere in Vaturova to prepare for Tailevu.”

Macuata coach Sevina Nanuku was happy with his team’s performance despite the loss.

“I am happy with the results because the team played well considering we didn’t have enough time to prepare,” he said.

“We will need to prepare well this week as we will play against Northland next week.” Cakaudrove under-20 team also defeated Macuata by 8-3.