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Mawalu helps Yamacia

Maciu Malo
Sunday, January 19, 2014

FORMER national 7s flyer Mosese Mawalu scored two tries to help his Yamacia team win the Lomavata 7s defeating Westfield Tokatoka Babas 27-12 at Lautoka Churchill Park yesterday.

The Bukuya native from Ba highland lit up the final with blistering speed that earned him a spot in the last leg of the IRB 7s series.

Mawalu provided the much needed spark in the Yamacia team and his experience and pace was a thorn to the opposition.

He combined well with his teammates to bounce back from their loss at the Uluinakau 7s in Nausori last week and stamp its dominance in the local 7s competition.

The side ran riot in the first spell scoring four unanswered tries to lead 20-0.

Westfield came back strongly in the second spell scoring three tries to Yamacia's one but it was not enough to win them the game.

Yamacia coach James Lancaster said tough defence were the main contributing factor to their success.

He said his players had also improved on their discipline something that let them down in Nausori a fortnight ago.

They won the game through their defence and good discipline, back in Nausori we had few people being shown with yellow cards but today we showed good discipline," said Lancaster.

"We managed to control the game which was to our advantage."

In the semi- final Yamacia defeated Tale Babas 10-5 while Westfield narrowly won 10-7 against Jona Turavu's captained-Natabua team.

Quarter final

Main:Westfield Babas 19-7 Natalau Babas, Yasawa Central 5-10 Natabua, Yamacia 24-5 Western Surburbs, Tale Babas 17-12

Bowl: Harava Force 26-7 Nailaga I, Lomavata 10-14 Uluinakau, Sorokoba 5-VSN 12, Lomaiviti Babas 14-12 Red Rock

Shield:Gatekeeper Vuda 12-7 Senimoli Babas, KBL Lions 17-5 Ethan, Saunaka 14-5 Kese, Westfield

Semi final

Shield: Gatekeepers Vuda 5-7 KBL Lions, Saunaka 0-7 Westfield II

Bowl: Harava Force 0-Uluinakau 14, VSN 0-17 Lomaiviti Babas

Plate:Natalau Babas 0-21 Yasawa Central, Western Suburbs 19-12 West Wardens

Main:Westfields 10-7 Natabua,Yamacia 10-5 Tale Babas

Finals.

Spoon: Nailaga 0-12 Gaunavou

Shield: KBL Lions14-17-Tokatoka Westfield II

Bowl: Lomaiviti Babas- Uluinakau

Plate:Western Suburbs 10-5 Yasawa Central

Main:Yamacia 27-17 Westfield





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