DESPITE a disappointing Digicel Cup season, the Macuata rugby team has not lost hope of retaining its place in the big league.
The side from Caumatalevu faces B Disivision champions Ba in the promotion-relegation match at Subrail Park in Labasa tomorrow.
"This is our opportunity to retain our position in the major division and we are focussed on that right now," Macuata coach Peni Baba said.
"Even though we may not have lived up to fans' expectations in the Digicel Cup, we are determined to play our best.
"The boys have been preparing for the match and we keep encouraging them to play well on home ground as they take on Ba."
Baba said they would not underestimate Ba.
"We know they are a strong team and have played well in the B Divison but there is really no difference between the two divisions," he said.
Baba has pleaded with the people of Vanua Levu to support the home team by coming in huge numbers to watch the game.
"This will be one time when we need the people of the North to come and support the boys at Subrail Park."