CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-crowned Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy champions Suva for their effort and coach Salimoni Ravouvou's coaching skills.
He now goes down the history books as another great coach who dethroned Nadroga with the coveted trophy.
For him, the hard work may have now just begun because it is one thing to win the trophy, defending it is another hill to climb.
But Suva definitely had the element of surprise and it was the killer blow.
And when the odds are against you, your only hope is to keep the opposition guessing or lull them to a sense of overconfidence and that's what Suva did.
During a television interview, Ravouvou switched the focus to Nadroga and how hard it would be to wrest the trophy from a team with the vanua supporting them.
This week, he is switching the focus on Naitasiri coach Reverend Joji Rinakama's experience and it is a good tactic to take the pressure off Suva and not to unnecessarily motivate the hillmen.
Overseas coaches and captains go out of their way to praise the opposition and the funny thing about it is it works even if you are aware of the tactic involved. When your pride is massaged you lose your competitive edge as happened to Nadroga.
Even though they played better rugby winning the set pieces, Suva had more hunger for a win and their effort was rewarded with that try by skipper Samu Bola and winger Apisai Nawaqaliva. However, there are times when you come out of your humble shell and make an outright statement that you are going to win on Saturday as what Rev Rinakama did against Tailevu before thrashing them in the Digicel Cup semi-final at Ratu Cakobau Park.
Ravouvou joins Nadroga coach Esala Nauga and Rinakama as the new breed of modern coaches who know how to use the media and are always available for interviews even though they are busy.
He has been working hard all these years as Suva coach and 2012 will go down as the year he took the prize from the lion's den and he deserves all the accolades.
Now Nadroga coach Esala Nauga and his boys will have a well-earned rest and attend to their family commitments which they have been unable to attend to because of the busy season in the past three years as holders of the challenge trophy.
They still reign as champions of the Digicel Cup and it's like the feeling of losing in a sevens tournament.
You are heartbroken because you lost, you are also relieved because you don't have to continue to punish your body for the rest of the tournament.
The players may be despairing because of the loss but also relieved because they can now take a well-earned rest from tough physical training and recuperate for the next season.
Meanwhile, first-five Emosi Mulevoro may have just stamped himself as the capital side's first choice flyhalf after that impeccable performance at Churchill Park.
Regular flyhalf Kamenieli Neiqisa was sidelined and Mulevoro came off with a ten point winning effort and stakes a claim on the Sukuna Bowl Army challenge team flyhalf spot.
Skipper Bola definitely proved himself at flanker and as Fiji's number one openside with that winning performance against Nadroga. He is of the same stocky, powerful built and enterprise as another former Fiji flanker from Kadavu Setareki Tawake.
Modern coaching requires certain steps to be taken when receiving kick-offs and if the ball is received outside the 22-metre area the receiver runs into the opposition and goes onto the ground to set up a ruck.
With the ruck formed, the off-side line prevents opposition flankers from pestering the kicker, the flyhalf.
If the ball is received inside the 22-metre area, two rucks are formed before the ball is given to the kicker as all efforts are made to protect the ball in the danger area.
Nadroga has gotten away all the time by playing dangerously in their own 22-metre area and most of the time they score length of the field tries by developing the passing move from inside their 22-metre area which is quite spectacular. It is a risk they will always face with their style of play.
Suva skipper Bola did a timely attack from a kickoff and was rewarded with Suva's first try.
The second try was also against the run of play, an opportunist try and that did the damage and all Suva had to do after that was to defend ferociously and kick the ball away from their danger area.
Suva fielded a totally new backline, all naval officers, and this caught Nadroga unawares.
The champion Suva team were:
Props - Vesi Rarawa, Manasa Saulo; hooker - Viliame Veikoso; locks - Savenaca Tabakanalagi, Osea Vereivalu; flankers - Lemeki Damu, Samu Bola; number eight - James Brown; halfback Aporosa Kenatale; first-five Apisai Mulevoro; second-five - Waisale Levula; centre - Josaia Lotawa; wingers - Sikeli Vuruna, Apisai Naqaliva; fullback - Iliesa Tora. Reserves - Jerry Tokamalua, Epeli Rokotuinuku, Mosese Saunivanua, Alipate Mateivelia, J Nabogikolo, Kamenieli Neiqisa, Vilitati Sokiveta.
In rugby league, Sisa Waqa played a great game for Melbourne Storm in their 14-4 NRL grand final win on Sunday night.
Waqa made a try-saving intercept of the ball tapping it away from a Ben Barba pass denying the Bulldogs the try.
He repeated the feat in the second-half and also threw a punch in a melee after a Bulldogs player punched him.
He tackled fiercely bringing down the opposition runners and having several bursting runs up the middle himself.
The former Ratu Kadavulevu School Deans trophy winning first-five showed his incredible space by catching up fast on Bulldogs speedster Barba in a length -of-the-field-chase that carried on even though the referee had blown his whistle.
But Sisa's first grand final win will always be fondly remembered by fans back home for those two special moments he used his right hand, to tap and to retaliate with a punch.
Fijian fans watching television erupted in the fight replay with a 'Gotcha' !