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Nadroga demolishes Lautoka in rugby warm-up

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, March 16, 2014

NATIONAL provincial champions Nadroga thrashed Lautoka 29-3 in a warm-up game at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

The Esala Nauga-coached Stallions proved too strong for the Maroons, with a sterling display in the second spell.

Both teams spotted many new faces.

Ball handling was the biggest downfall for the home team. Lautoka lost the ball at crucial stages on attack, once on the tryline.

Lautoka secretary Salesi Vulakoro said they missed several key players who were tied up with clubs commitments at the Red Rock 7s.

Vulakoro said the squad would be back to full strength tomorrow.

"We will try and arrange for the Tui Vuda trophy challenge match against Nadi next Saturday," he said.

"If we cannot arrange for Nadi then we will get Tavua here for a game

"Certainly Nadroga exposed our weaknesses and the coaching panel of Niko Qoro, Viliame Satala and Lemeki Ciri have a lot of work to do."

Nadroga led 5-3 at the break. The side took advantage of Lautoka's mistakes to score three tries in the second spell.

Nauga said Lautoka gave them a good hit out as they prepared for the Skipper Tuna National Provincial Championship opening match against Naitasiri on April 5.

"This was the first game at this level for many players," the former national rep said.

"The team has to improve in many areas. We have to work on our set pieces.

"It is those basic things that the boys will need to brush up on.

"We are looking at a few more warm-up games.

This year is all about re-building the team."

In the under-20 clash Nadroga beat Lautoka 19-6.








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