OUTRIGGER on the Lagoon Nadroga walked away with $42,000 in total for their sweat in the Digicel Cup final.
They first took $5000 for topping the points table in the round-robin competition.
And yesterday they cruised home to win the Digicel Cup final at Lawaqa Park against Suva by winning 21-12 and with it the $17,000 prizemoney, plus $20,000 promised to them by their sponsor the Outrigger on the Lagoon Hotel.
The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, who was the chief guest, presented the cheque to the winning skipper Setefano Somoca after the game.
And later, an elated Outrigger on the Lagoon general manager Peter Hopgood was seen waving the $20,000 cheque at the Nadroga players.
Somoca thanked the players for the victory.
"It was a tough game, Suva especially their forwards were really good, they really tested us but I must thank our players for their perseverance throughout the game." said Somoca.
He also acknowledged the support of the players' families.
"They have been supporting us right from the start of the season and they always show their presence in both our home and away games.
"I would also like to thank our supporters in Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Ba and this win is for them," said Somoca.
He also had a few words of praise for the men of God for praying for the team.
"But most of all I thank the Almighty for giving us victory."
Samu Wakaniceva travelled all the way from Nalawa in Ra to watch the final and was a satisfied man after the game.
"It was worth the travel from my village as both teams played top class rugby but my team is always Nadroga," said Wakaniceva.