Nalaga expected to play a huge role for Cuvu; West Zone fixtures

Inoke Nalaga wins an ariel battle for Cuvu College against Ratu Navula College during the U18 clash in Nadi yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

UTILITY backline Inoke Nalaga is expected to play a huge role for the Cuvu College Under 18 side against Ba Provincial Freebird Institute in the Fiji Secondary School Rugby Deans West Zone feature match today.
The younger brother of former Flying Fijians flyer Napolioni Nalaga was instrumental in his team’s 31-28 win over former Deans champions Ratu Navula last weekend.
The youngster played on the wing in their win against Natabua a fortnight ago and was shifted to outside centre last weekend against Ratu Navula.
His Cuvu team needs a win to cement its spot on the top of the overall points table for an automatic entry to the national quarter finals.
The game will be held at Lautoka’s Churchill Park.
Meanwhile, Ratu Navula will battle against Natabua High School in another exciting Under 18 encounter.
Both teams need a win to keep their hopes alive of joining Cuvu to the main quarter finals.

Fixtures:

8am: Officials meeting
8.15: Devotion
8.45: U15 Natabua–Saint Thomas
9.50: U15 Ba Provincial Freebird–Tilak
10.55: U19 Ba Provincial Freebird–Ratu Navula
12.20pm: U18 Swami Viveknanda-Xavier College
1.50: U18 Ratu Navula-Natabua
3.10: U19 Cuvu–Ba Provincial Freebird