Nadroga set for 2018 cup final

Naitasiri’s Inoke Tuisese on attack against Nadroga during their Skipper Cup semi-final at Lawaqa Park on Saturday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

DEFENDING champion Nadroga expects to showcase a free flowing game in the Skipper Cup final against Suva this weekend in their bid to retain the title.

The Stallions were on fire in the semi-final against Naitasiri at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka last Saturday running away victors 52-19.

Nadroga mesmerised the Naitasiri defence with their line beaks especially in the second spell scoring some long range tries with their classic off-loads.

Nadroga skipper Rupeni Nasiga said they were getting back to their free flowing style.

“Things all depend on how the boys work during the game,” Nasiga said.

“We have brought back to Suva and try to beat them on their home soil with that style.”

Meanwhile it is back to the drawing board for Naitasiri after the heavy defeat. Ball handling was one of the biggest drawbacks for Naitasiri as they lost at crucial stages.

Naitasiri coach Koli Sewabu said they were outclassed by a red hot Nadroga side.

“You can’t be forcing the ball in the semi-finals especially against a team like Nadroga,” Sewabu said.

“We have to now regroup and focus on the Farebrother Trophy Challenge. We just have to redeem ourselves and try to finish on a high this season.”