MAN-mountain Leone Nakarawa is a master in the aerial contest.
The tall Tailevu and former Flying Fijians lock proved his dominance in the line-outs winning crucial throws and put on a man of the match performance despite his side's 22-27 loss to Nadroga during the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy challenge at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
Nakarawa, who is bound for Scotland's club Glasgow Warriors was dynamic in loose play.
His lanky figure, combined with his silky footwork was always a trouble for the Nadroga midfield defence.
And despite not being named in the Flying Fijians Northern Tour squad, Nakarawa has proved that his value will be sorely missed by coach Inoke Male.
Fiji Rugby Union National Academy manager Franck Boivert was pleased with the towering lock's figure.
"I think Leone (Nakarawa) is the man of the match," he said after the game.
"He dominated the lineouts, he is really a master in that. And when it comes to loose play, he created a lot of things. His workrate is pretty impressive."
Nadroga's openside winger Apisalome Waqatabu was Nadroga's top player.
His strong running game created two crucial tries for Nadroga in each half.
Boivert said Waqatabu was a solid player.
"I have coached him for three years and I know him very well.
"He is a strong runner but he needs to improve his kicking game if he wants to get at international level."
Waqatabu was part of the winning Gold Coast Fiji 7s team last year.