EMOSI Vucago made a winning return in the Nadroga jumper as he helped the Stallions successfully defend the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy beating challenger Nadi 31-14 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.
The nippy halfback was sent in as an impact player in the second half and the former Digicel sevens star quickly made his presence felt with his slick passes, tough defence and his ability to break through the defence.
In one of his breaking runs Vucago sliced through the Nadi defence but slipped as he tried to beat the last Nadi player.
Vucago, who played his first match for the Stallions this season, said after the match that he was happy to have played his first game for his province after returning from playing club rugby in the US.
Vucago said it was tough for him at the start but as the game progressed he began to enjoy the challenge.
"It was a good hit out for me especially as I was playing my first game for Nadroga since returning from the US but I believe things will improve in the next game," Vucago said.
"In this game I just wanted to have a run and see how I fit in with the rest of the Nadroga players who have been playing together this season."
Nadroga scored four tries in its third Farebrother win this season.
Nadroga led 22-7 at halftime.
Nadi came well prepared and managed to cross the Nadroga line twice.
The Iliesa Tanivula-coached side were unfortunate not to have scored more points as they had numerous opportunities to increase their lead.
Suva will be the next team to visit Lawaqa Park for the Farebrother challenge next weekend.