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Daveta loses in semis

Jo Kunaluvea
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE Davetalevu rugby team managed to reach the Darwin Hottest Sevens tournament cup semi-final where they narrowly lost to tournament winners Hong Kong 14-15 in Darwin on Sunday evening.

Team spokesman Jone Ratu said Davetalevu scored two converted tries while Hong Kong managed three tries all unconverted.

"The Hong Kong team is made up of players who usually take part in the IRB Sevens tournaments," said Ratu.

The Nadroga-based team last won this tournament in 1994 which was led by the late Isaia Rasila.

Ratu said they had the game wrapped up but a dropped ball from Kitione Taqea on the tryline denied them victory.

"We could have easily won the game but that drop ball on the tryline in the last minute by one of our players prevented us from reaching the Cup final," said the former national back line player.

The team went through the pool stage undefeated and won a quarter-final match against a local team.

He said Davetalevu would now focus on the next tour which was scheduled in October where they would defend the Malaysian Sevens and also take part in the Singapore Sevens tournament a week later.

The team, which was coached by Nadroga rugby head coach Esala Nauga, will arrive in Nadi today.








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