A NEW champion of the Vodafone Cup reserve grade will be crowned next weekend.
This was after defending champion Namatakula Tigers were ousted 0-6 in the semi-final by Police Sharks yesterday at Sigatoka's Lawaqa Park.
Sharks were runners up to the Tigers last year and managed to get their revenge this time around.
Team manager Maj. Livai Toribau said he was proud of his team and how they played.
"The boys did a very good job in the semi-final and we are proud of them," he said.
"They will need to work on their weaknesses for the final next week."
In the other semi-final, the Saru Dragons edged Nadera Panthers 12-10.
Seruvi Tawai and Jovilisi Ragitawa scored the two tries for the Kadar Buksh Limited-sponsored side. They were converted by Asaeli Burekato.
Dragons coach Tevita Volavola said his team had improved from their elimination round exit last year.
He said this year they were trying to win the reserve grade since they missed out on the premier grade.
"It was a very good and gutsy performance from my side because we know how tough the Panthers are," Volavola said.
"We are a team based in the village in Saru and do not have good facilities to train but we have the heart and determination to play to the best of our abilities."
He said his side would need to work on some mistakes during the week to prepare for the final.
"We just need to work a bit more on ball handling and getting the basics right. Also our one-on-one defence needs a bit more work and come next week, we will be ready for the Sharks," Volavola said.