Tailevu left winger Sanaila Vitau said Nadroga would be very hard to beat after his side failed to dethrone the Farebrother holder's at Prince Charles Park on Saturday.
Nadroga scored six tries while Tailevu managed two with the rest of their points coming from the boots of Vunimono rugger Sunia Bainivalu.
"If any team wants to defeat Nadroga, they have to match them in all facets of the game for 80 minutes and I believe we almost did that," said Vitau, who hails from Semo Village.
He also pointed that Tailevu exposed some of Nadroga's weaknesses.
Tailevu coach Lance Whippy also echoed Vitau's sentiment saying they matched Nadroga for 80 minutes.
"I doubt if any remaining challenger can match Nadroga till the final whistle which we did," Whippy said.