THE Fiji Rugby Union has postponed the second 2012 Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge because of unfavourable weather conditions.
FRU media officer Talei Mow confirmed that the game between title holders Nadroga and challengers Northland has been postponed.
"Please be advised that the Farebrother Sullivan cup for this weekend between Northland and Nadroga has been postponed due to the inclement weather affecting the country," Mow said in a statement yesterday.
Nadroga rugby manager Paula Biu said the postponement of their next defence did not mean that they would slow down on training.
Biu said the heavy rain experienced in the west was nature's call. "We can't do much about the weather and we just have to work our way around it.
"The decision to postpone the game was made by FRU and we have to abide by it," Biu said.
Biu said it had been raining for the past two days and weather forecast said it would continue to rain into the weekend.
"This will give us more time to train and try and work on improving our weakness from the opening challenge.
"Northland is among the top eight teams in the country and we can't underestimate them," Biu said.
"Even though we had a big score against Tailevu last week this does not mean that we will take Northland lightly.
"These (challengers) are all the top teams in the country and we have to treat them seriously," Biu said.
"We want to keep winning the Farebrother title and we know we have to lift our preparations to another level if we want to achieve this."
Biu said the Stallions had been in camp after the Tailevu game but the team management was to have made a decision on whether to continue the camp after a meeting yesterday evening.
Nadroga beat Tailevu 43-26 in the first challenge last week.