RAFAELE Tani booted Vitogo to an 18-16 win over Army in the Lautoka Rugby Union premier competition second round final at Churchill Park yesterday.
Vitogo got the green light to play in the final after their sponsor Islands Refrigeration and Electrical Wholesalers chipped in with the registration fees.
Earlier, Vitogo having defeated Vuda Green in the semi-final had been scratched from the final following non-payment of the registration fees.
However the decision was reversed allowing the village team to compete against the round one champions.
It was a game of standout players in each side. Tani nailed six penalties for Vitogo. National rep Setareki Koroilagilagi scored a try, kicked a conversion and three penalties for the soldiers.
Vitogo team trainer Jone Maqa said they couldn't have played the final without the last minute intervention of Ravindra Singh, the managing director of IREW.
Maqa revealed that in the past two years the village was split with two clubs.
"We had a Gaunavou team from the village and a Vitogo team," Maqa said.