NAITASIRI rugby coach Reverend Joji Rinakama has won and defended the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy many times and he knows exactly what to do when it comes to challenging the prestigious silverware.
Those were the words of Fiji Bitter Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou as the capital city prepares for its first defence of the trophy on Saturday.
With the venue of the challenge to be decided by the Suva Rugby Union later this week, Ravouvou said the win against Nadroga was history.
"We need to put the win behind us now and rectify our weaknesses in facets of the game. We still have a long way to improve before the next challenge," he said.
Suva defeated Nadroga 20-17 at Lautoka's Churchill Park.
"Naitasiri is a tough team, you know that Talatala is there coaching the team. He has won the trophy many times and he knows what exactly to do when it comes to this kind of challenge matches. So it is not going to be an easy game for us," Ravouvou said.
Naitasiri's challenge is the fifth for the season followed by Lautoka.
Yesterday, the Samu Bola-captained had its thanksgiving service at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Suva.
Sikeli Vuruna, Jerry Tokamalua, Vesi Rarawa, Viliame Veikoso, Alipate Maiteivelia, James Brown, Emosi Mulevoro and Joeli Nabogikolo were some of the players that were present at the church service.