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Last-minute conversion sees Ratu Filise take 10s title

Jo Kunaluvea
Sunday, February 23, 2014

FORMER Fiji Warriors winger Apisalome Waqatabu slotted in the winning conversion to give his Ratu Filise side a 12-10 win over Tovolea in the Hakwa Nadroga 10s cup final competition at Lawaqa Park yesterday.

Tovolea drew first blood in the opening minute from a try to Sanaila Nakuta but the conversion attempt failed.

Just before the breather Sevanaia Naitoni dotted down Tovolea's second try after he burst through some half hearted Ratu Filise's tacklers.

The conversion again missed.

In the second spell Ratu Filise showed their experience in open play as they used the length of the field and at the same time tried to create an opening.

Tomasi Cama, the son of former boxer Pauliasi Ratu found a gap and sprinted to the tryline for a 10-5 point in favour of Tovolea.

With seconds remaining Ratu Filise was awarded a penalty 10 metres from the Tovolea's tryline and Waqatabu tapped the ball and carried two tacklers to the tryline.

He converted his try to give the Ratu Filise victory.

Ratu Filise coach Etika Tovilevu said they had been training for the tournament in the past few weeks and yesterday's victory mean they were on track.

"We are preparing for the Marist Sevens as well as the Nadroga club competition," said Tovilevu

He singled out Serea villager Cama as one of the promising players.

"He is a utility player and has got a great future in rugby if he continues with his current performance," he said

Ratu Filise's first five-eighth Aminiasi Nasilasila was named player of the tournament.


Bowl: Gaunavou 3, Yalovata 7

Plate: Tuva 5, Nukucagina 0

Cup: Ratu Filise 12, Tovolea 10

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