LOSING the Digicel Cup final last Saturday is history for the Suva rugby team as they prepare to defend the Farebrother-Sullivan trophy this Saturday.
The Salimoni Ravouvou-coached side lost 12-21 to Nadroga in their clash last weekend.
This week, Ravouvou and his troops have a mammoth task to defend the coveted silverware against the first challenger.
Last year, Suva wrested the trophy away from Nadroga before defending it against Naitasiri and Lautoka.
And first up this week against the Capital City side is the last team they beat last season to keep the trophy for the festive season.
Lautoka edged Suva 10-16 during their Digicel Cup clash at Albert Park this season.
Suva will use their Digicel Cup final loss to motivate them against the Sugar City side.
This year's Digicel Cup semi-finalist, Namosi will be the second team to challenge the trophy.
Namosi has won the trophy once.
The order and dates for the Challenges:
7 September - Namosi
14 September - Vatukoula
21 September - Naitasiri
28 September - Nadi
5 October - Tailevu
12 October - Nadroga