Misaele Petero, who controlled yesterday's Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy match between Tebara Bus Tailevu and Outrigger on the Lagoon Nadroga said the Stallions need to minimise mistakes before they face Northland this Saturday for the second Cup challenge.
The Namosi man penalised Nadroga for repeatedly committed mistakes.
"They should minimise basic mistakes like off sides and peelers in wrong body positions before the second challenge match," said Petero.
He added the penalty count between the two teams were almost balance.
He awarded a penalty try to Nadroga after Tailevu failed to retreat 10 metres after being reminded several times.
"Tailevu committed a high tackle metres from Nadroga's tryline but failed to go back 10 metres despite being warned many times."
He was booed by the crowd for some of his ruling but that did not affect his match control.
"I am used to that type of reception from spectators but it didn't affect me in anyway," he said.
Nadroga team manager Paula Biu said they would need to learn from their mistakes.
"If the referee said we committed a lot of mistakes then we need to rectify them before the next challenge," said Biu
"I would like to thank the Nadroga supporters and church leader for showing support all the way to Nadi's Prince Charles Park and most of all to the Almighty for the victory."
He said Tailevu gave them a tough game and revealed some loopholes which they would learn from.