THEY came, they played and they conquered. Namosi was simply too good for Rewa in yesterday's Fiji Rugby Union promotion/relegation match.
The game was as good as over by half-time as the visitors led 24-6. As a neutral you would have mistaken Ratu Cakobau Park as being Namosi's home turf considering the support of the 2000-odd travelling fans. They drowned their Rewa counterparts on the stands with vocal backing and their players ran their opposition ragged with some enterprising rugby.
Even the flare-up between some of the players from both sides, caused by indiscipline creeping into Rewa's game midway through the second spell, did not deter the Prison Warden-laced Namosi from bagging a major union berth.
Rewa prop Jone Vodowaqavuka and Namosi's Lepani Botia saw red cards midway through the second spell for their part in a fight following a high hit on Joji Ragamate.
"Our focus was on coming here to win," quipped Namosi coach Timoci Wainiqolo .
"This would not have been possible without the support of the vanua and the Tui Namosi together with the sacrifice of the players. We now look forward to the new season."
Namosi, relegated in 2010, are back in the top flight.
Tui Namosi Ratu Suliano Matanitobua said they would put together a structure and training program for 2013 and beyond.
In addressing his warriors, former government minister Ratu Suliano said there was no looking back now.
Rewa players and officials were quick to file out of the park following the embarrassing thumping. Team manager Inia Tubui had called for the support from the fans saying that would be a "motivating factor" but it was not to be.
Unforced errors, turnovers, aimless kicking, indiscipline, the lack of heart, purpose, or will to win got the better of them.
All three of Namosi's second half tries were scored through turnovers.
Towards the end of the game, Namosi turned on the style with some breathtaking, free-flowing rugby with substitute Joji Ragamate, known for his wicked steps in sevens, working his magic that often left the opposition flat-footed.