POLICE captain Etonia Naba continued from where he left off in 2009 as he led his team to another memorable BSP Life Sukuan Bowl rugby victory defeating Army 17-15 at Lautoka's Churchill Park yesterday.
The old warhorse was the captain of the winning Police team in 2008 and 2009 before Flying Fijians skipper Setefano Samoca took the role.
The soft Nadroga scavenger said winning the Sukuna Bowl three times as a captain would be treasured and he was glad to follow in the footsteps of his dad and former police player Nemia Nalibu.
"Winning my third Sukuna Bowl as a skipper is a memory that I will always cherish," said Naba.
"Personally I dedicate this win to my sick dad who is also a Sukuna Bowl conqueror with Police in the 1960s and is at home in Nadroga. I also dedicate the win to my family and the Police family in Fiji and abroad.
"I salute my fellow teammates for their never say die attitude that enabled us to win this encounter."
The former national 7s skipper said he was grateful his troops fulfilled their mission and thanked the players for their sacrifices.
"We never visited our families for three weeks because we had been shouldered a mission to defeat Army today," said Naba.
"Our motto set out by our commissioner is 4D meaning disrupt, discipline, dominate and defeat.
"We are happy to have achieved our mission despite the tough challenge from our opposition.
"Hard work has finally paid off and I commend my teammates for their effort.
"I also thank the Army team for giving us a tough game which made us to work hard and win."
Gracious in defeat Army skipper Dale Tonawai said his players gave their best shot but it was not enough to win them the game.
The former national 7s skipper said the side would be back to reclaim the title next year.
"To all the fans, we are sorry for not producing the goods but we will be a different team altogether next year," said Tonawai.
Army led 3-0 at the break before Police fired back to win.