THE change in the venue for the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) promotion relegation this Saturday is a blessing in disguise for the Rewa rugby side.
The team is set to battle Namosi at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.
Initially, the match was to be the curtain-raiser for the Nadroga versus Northland Farebrother-Sullivan trophy challenge.
But a meeting between the FRU executives and representatives from the Rewa and Namosi unions prompted the change in the venue.
"At the meeting today (yesterday), the executives of Rewa and Namosi asked the FRU executives to move the game to Ratu Cakobau Park seeing that both sides were from the Central Division and it would be cheaper for them," a statement from FRU said.
Rewa team manager Inia Tubui told Times Sport they lacked good crowd support throughout this season.
However, he said they were hoping for a better turnout in Rewa's most crucial match of the season.
"We don't want to go back to the B-division and we will do everything to maintain our place in the top level," Tubui said.
"The team has been training for the past two weeks and through the support of our heavenly Father and of course the loyal Rewa fans, we hope to prevail over Namosi this Saturday."
Namosi manager Josefa Kulinidilo was also elated with the shift in the venue.
"This year there is no financial assistance for the B Division teams, so financially and logistically it is an expensive exercise for both teams to travel all the way down there, that is why we requested for the change in venue," Kulinidilo said in a statement from FRU.
Kulinidilo added the Namosi side had been preparing well and was looking forward to the game.
"We are injury-free at the moment, and the boys are raring to go come Saturday.
"We have won the B Division title and we are also looking forward to toppling Rewa so that we can be in the major division competition next year".
The game will kick off at 3pm and tickets will be $5 for adults and $2 for children under-12